California Girl Collection Bedding Set
Our Favorite Dorm Essentials
By Samantha Leal | 07/31/2012 - 17:00

These cute room picks will give your (or your daughter's!) dorm room some real life. Hey, anything to spruce up that tiny space, right?

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College Students in Class
Minorities Still Underrepresented in Highly Selective Colleges
By Samantha Leal | 07/18/2012 - 10:00

Hispanic and black students remain significantly underrepresented in the most selective colleges, according to a new study. The study, released by Stanford University's Center for Education Policy Analysis, examined race, income and enrollment patterns at highly competitive universities from 1982 to 2004. It found that white students were three times as likely as Hispanic Students to enroll in a top-tier college.

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College Graduates
What Does the Student Loan Debate Really Mean?
By Alanna Nunez | 05/23/2012 - 16:00

When I started college, I remember everyone telling me to enjoy my time there, because it would be the best four years of my life. And they were right. Now I’m watching my sister enjoy her college experience, and while she’s having a great time, there’s one major difference between her experience and mine: When she graduates in 2014, she’ll be saddled with at least $20,000 in debt.

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Why Aren't America's Latinos Taking -or Passing- AP Exams?
Report: Latino High School Students Aren't Taking AP Exams
By Jill Pankow | 02/14/2012 - 12:43

Every year, thousands of high school students take advanced placement exams; however, the shocker stems from who isn’t taking them. According to a report done by The College Board released last week, 60 percent of students who are said to have AP potential didn’t take any AP exams, including many Latino, black and Native American teens. “AP” potential is a likelihood of 70 percent or more that a student will achieve a 3 out of 5 or higher on an AP exam according to their scores on the PSAT/NMSQT.

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Latino College Enrollment Skyrockets
A New High for Latinos in College
By Amaris Castillo | 11/03/2011 - 11:00

Great  and hopeful news for Latinos across the country; the numbers of Latinos enrolling in college have spiked to unparalleled levels across California and the U.S!

Pew Center Report: Record Number of Latino Kids in College

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Supreme Court Makes It Easier for Undocumented Immigrants to Go to College
By Amaris Castillo | 06/08/2011 - 17:15

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal earlier this week that challenged California’s policy of granting reduced, in-state college tuition to graduates of its high school who are illegal immigrants, The Los Angeles Times reports.  According to the newspaper, lawyers for the conservative anti-immigration group that pushed the appeal argued that “preferential treatment” for illegal immigrants violated federal law.  They pointed

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We Heard You President Obama! A Guide to Educational Resources for Latino Families
We Heard You President Obama! A Guide to Educational Resources for Latino Families
By Erika Ramirez | 03/29/2011 - 22:03

Something that resonated loud and clear to us from President Obama’s appearance on last night’s Univision town hall broadcast on Latino education was that if we don’t improve education, specifically for Latinos, then “we won’t succeed as a nation.”

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Latino Achievement Gap Narrows In Higher Education
Latinos Closing Achievement Gap in Higher Education
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2010 - 09:30

For decades, Latino students have lagged behind when it comes to higher education. But a new study by The Education Trust recently found that a number of universities have not only closed the performance gap but are now graduating Latinos at higher rates than whites.

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Last Minute Dorm Decorating Tips
By Mariela Rosario | 08/26/2008 - 11:11

So, you're finally out on your own. Exciting, isn't it? But not quite as glamorous as you imagined. You're probably wondering how you can add a little flavor to the dreary walls you're surrounded by and struggling with tight spaces. Don't worry, there are a bunch of great new products out now that can help transform your new room from claustrophobic to cozy! But first check out our tips on what to do before you get to campus to make sure you don't wind up at school with a truck full of stuff and no where to put it:

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