New York Tri-State Hispanic students looking for money to go to college this fall can turn to their local McDonald's Restaurant for help.

"Let them dream big" and "Tickle twice a day" exclaims several hundred billboards and bus panels now appearing across Southern California courtesy of Children's Bureau, a non-profit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

Verizon Communications and more than a dozen leading community advocacy groups in California launched an independent $25 million fund that will benefit community and educational programs serving the state's low-income, minority, ethnic and other "underserved" communities.

About 84 percent of all U.S. adults age 25 and over had high school diplomas and 26 percent had bachelor's degrees or higher -- both record highs, a survey conducted this year and released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau shows.

U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley hailed the record $42.1 billion appropriations bill passed by Congress as "a landmark in the nation's commitment to the education of our children."

7-Eleven, Inc. is sponsoring subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition for more than 1,500 teens in high schools in the Greater Chicago area.

A corporate intern and scholarship program that links college students and the classroom into the real world of work is being launched jointly through an enhanced partnership of The Coca-Cola Company and The College Fund.

With the release of a new national plan, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

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