Hispanic higher education leaders will meet in the nation's capitol this week to urge Congress and the White House to focus more attention on the education needs of the nation's largest minority population.

Chase and MasterCard International are sponsoring the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award for Academic Excellence for the fourth consecutive year. The award will be presented by The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation, the nation's most prestigious organization promoting Hispanic excellence.

A top executive recruiter told a business school audience that the nation's underlying economy remains strong and that the continued strong demand for top talent means that job prospects for MBA students are brighter this Spring than many believe.

Passionate voices again echoed throughout the Great Hall of The Cooper Union as over 500 high school students and teachers gathered to confront bias and racism at Thirteen's Teen Leadership Institute.

Gateway, Inc. commemorates the first anniversary of its alliance with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Education (NAFEO) at the organization's 26th annual conference.

What's the solution to recruiting minority students into science? The University of North Texas Health Science Center uses a successful outreach program that has earned the institution national recognition.

Verizon Foundation will provide $3 million in grants to the nation's top literacy organizations to help them create an innovative online Web site (www.verizonreads.net) to promote a more literate America.

The 49 million students ages 3 to 34 enrolled in the country's elementary and high schools in 1999 equaled the all-time high first set in 1970 when their "baby boom" parents went to school, according to a report released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau. Children of new

Literacy programs across the country will benefit from a $100,000 grant awarded to the National Alliance of Urban Literacy Coalitions (NAULC) by Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications.

Setting the stage for the development of a new public/private partnership between beverage companies and school districts, The Coca-Cola Company announced a new approach to supporting education -- including an Education Advisory Council -- that redefines and enhances the Company’s commitment to s

National Education Association (NEA) President Bob Chase cheered the news that even in our fast-paced digital age with its emphasis on technology and computer skills, young people still recognize that turning their attention to the printed page is vital to success in work and life, as noted in a

IBM Corporation and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) announced here they have entered into an agreement to help erase the 'digital divide,' beginning with a program to bring technology to higher education institutions supported by HACU.

Findings taken from student surveys of The Metropolitan Life Survey of The American Teacher, conducted in 1993 and 1999 by Harris Interactive, address the issue of violence in America’s public schools.

Some findings include:

The Marshall School of Business, at the University of Southern California, announced that Dean Randolph W.

Paper prepared for the Conference, "Dropouts in America: How Severe is the Problem? What Do We Know about Intervention and Prevention?" Harvard University, January 13, 2001.

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