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Roundtable talk on Immigration held at UTB

Roundtable talk on Immigration held at UTB

  By Raul Garcia Jr. The Texas Tribune’s high powered news journalism made a stop in Brownsville to talk immigration politics with local legislators, leaders in education and the community to get a sense of what is really going on in the Rio Grande Valley and to get the immigration conversation going. “They brought up […]

Texas A&M minority students petition college for Latino/Chicano studies program

Texas A&M  minority students petition college for Latino/Chicano studies program

By Raul Garcia Jr. Twitter: @rgarcia_LE Colleges around the country are offering Latino/Chicano studies undergraduate and graduate degrees and Aggie students are asking themselves why doesn’t Texas A&M University offer similar courses and programs. So they started a petition. “The effort has been going on for a month,” said Joe Rodriguez, a TAMU double major. […]

Michigan Affirmative Action ban upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court

By Raul Garcia Jr. Twitter: @rgarcia_LE On Tuesday April 22, the U.S. Supreme court upheld the approved legislation to the Michigan State Constitution in favor with a 6-2 ruling decision banning Affirmative Action in Michigan. They found the Amendment to the Michigan Constitution did not violate the 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United […]

The Road Less Traveled: Latino College Presidents

The Road Less Traveled: Latino College Presidents

By Raul Garcia Jr. Twitter: @rgarcia_LE It was a meeting of the minds where the idea to write the book on the current Latino College Presidents took hold. There had never been an account on the executive leadership and presidency in higher education until now with the printing of Latino College Presidents: In Their Own […]

Study shows 5.5 million Latino college graduates will give U.S. top spot in degree attainment

By Raul Garcia Jr. Twitter: @rgarcia_LE To continue informing national and state-level action on Latino college completion, Excelencia in Education released 53 separate fact sheets updating the current status of college completion among Latinos nationally, in each state, and in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. “America’s success is intertwined with the educational success […]

HB 5 makes changes to high school requirements

The high school graduation program will undergo changes in accordance with House Bill 5 passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature this year. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released a draft of the rules in October to be considered in the November meeting of the State Board of Education (SBOE) following input gathered from public commentary […]

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