A national effort is seeking to help high achieving, lower-income students enroll and succeed at selective colleges. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the American Talent Initiative is a coalition of 30 Ivy League, state flagship, private universities, and liberal arts colleges.
According to a 2015 report by Excelencia in Education, the number of Latinos in STEM has increased in recent years. But, Latinos still make up a very small percentage of STEM professionals.
On February 7, 2017, Excelencia in Education presented a webinar on their “Growing What Works” initiative that highlights effective examples of programs advancing Latino success in higher education. The Growing What Works database has more than 150 evidence-based programs to serve Latino students better.
Students from Rider and Hirschi High Schools had the chance to learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, at the AT&T building on Kell Blvd. today. Over 3,000 students in 35 cities across the country who got a chance to take a look at careers in those subject fields.
Two-year institutions across the country are getting creative with Latino student recruitment as Hispanic populations grow.
Due to rising costs, higher education isn’t available to everyone. Should it be?
In an effort to cultivate future professors of color, the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) will initiate the HSI Pathways to the Professoriate program this summer.
High school graduates are projected to come from increasingly diverse backgrounds, even as overall levels plateau -- posing a challenge for colleges and universities.
Colleges that are looking for innovative ways to help all their students succeed should take a close look at some of the practices that have helped Latino students in particular.
UIC has received a five-year, $5.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education affirming the designation of the university as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
On November 14, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) appointed Geisha Williams as the very first female CEO and President of PG&E Corporation effective March 2017. In addition to being the first female head of the utility giant, Williams will also be the first Latina CEO of any Fortune 200 Company.
Excelencia in Education adds 20 new programs to nation’s largest inventory of proven practices for accelerating degree completion among Latinos.