Results from a new national survey released today reveal that while almost all Americans (99 percent) agree it is important that children be exposed to books and reading at a young age; nearly as many (86 percent) believe children's lack of basic reading skills is a significant problem.

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced that he has selected two talented and experienced individuals who will assume leadership roles in two White House Initiatives housed within the Education Department.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's largest and most prestigious Hispanic scholarship-granting organization, released the results of the first independent study commissioned to quantify the impact of increasing the college graduation rate of U.S. Hispanics.

Despite a growing economy and burgeoning student enrollment in U.S. public schools, investment in U.S. public schools has remained stagnant, according to a report released by the National Education Association (NEA).

Tom McGarrity - Univision
Sarita Brown - Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Jorge Consuegra - Yahoo en Espanol
Jesus Martin - The Bravo Group
Javier Guemes - Dieste & Partners
Ileana Aleman - bvk/meka
Ingrid Otero-Smart
Leslie Sanchez - Dir. White House ED Initiative
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David Lykes & Malyn Falu - HBC

Hispanic children under age 5 are less likely than non-Hispanic children to be enrolled in early childhood education and currently, Hispanic students comprise about 15% of public school students and only about 4% of the public school teachers are Hispanic.

This spring, over one million college students nationwide will don a cap and gown and be conferred a bachelor's degree. Of this group, most who seek full-time employment will be successful, according to Employment Policy Foundation analysis.

Americans for Fair Chance (AFC) unveiled new research showing that two-thirds of Americans support affirmative action and recognize the value of diversity on college and university campuses.

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Horacio Gomes - President of AHAA

Fox Sports World Español (FSWE) donated $12,500 to the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies' (AHAA) Scholarship Fund.

The American Association of Advertising Agencies announced the second phase of an ongoing initiative that will raise $1 million in scholarships for multicultural students of the advertising arts.

CreatAbility in Miami hosted 12 students from the University of Florida's Advertising Society, as part of the agency's mentoring program on Friday, April 13.

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs Orange County Chapter invites all Hispanic business students to participate in the NSHMBA/HSF Graduate Management Scholarship program for 2001. The event will be held on April 23rd at the Lincoln Mercury World Headquarters, 19 Technology Drive, Irvine CA.

High stakes standardized tests like the SAT fail to capture the qualities most essential for success in the corporate world, such as creativity, drive, and leadership, according to a new survey of corporate executives of the nation's Fortune 1000 companies released by the National Urban League.

Through its La Estrella Latina de Carl's Jr. Scholarship, CKE Restaurants, Inc. has awarded 20 university-bound Latino high school students with $1,000 each to help defray college costs.

As millions prepare to celebrate Easter and Passover, a recent survey reveals that most Americans are optimistic about the capacity of religion to improve contemporary society, although they are wary about directly injecting religion into the country's politics, according to "For Goodness' Sake:

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and IBM announced an alliance designed to recruit and better prepare Hispanic students for a variety of careers in the computer industry.

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