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  American kids weigh in on what language the U.S. speaks American kids weigh in on what language the U.S. speaks
When the multilingual Coke ad came under siege at first I couldn't be bothered to listen to the noise, because that's all it was to me misguided rumbling that didn't deserve attention. But as the clamor crowded headlines and my twitter stream, I knew our children were the ones who had the most powerful message for us all. Bilingualism is the proud voice of the U.S. with a growing percentage of children growing up bilingual and multilingual. For these kids, bilingualism is just as America....

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 UA Board establishes online university, eVersity

UA Board establishes online university, eVersity
The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas approved the creation of the University of Arkansas System eVersity, an online university dedicated to serving adult students who are unable to access traditional higher education campuses. “The University of Arkansas System has a rich portfolio of talent that resides in the faculty and staff of our 17 institutions and divisions,” Bobbitt said. “I’m confident that we will, and in fact, must, bring this array of talent to bear on Governor ....

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 UA Board establishes online university, eVersity
UA Board establishes online university, eVersity
The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas approved the creation of the University of Arkansas System eVersity, an online university dedicated to serving adult students who are unable to access traditional higher education campuses. “The University of Arkansas System has a rich portfolio of talent that resides in the faculty and staff of our 17 institutions and divisions,” Bobbitt said. “I’m confident that we will, and in fact, must, bring this array of talent to bear on Governor ....

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 	SAT test to become more rigorous 	SAT test to become more rigorous
Creators of the SAT exam announced plans to toughen the test in the face of stagnant national scores, planning to challenge students to provide more analysis, cite evidence and even turn in their calculators before answering some math questions. The new version will be first administered in 2016. The SAT is a rite of passage for high school students seeking admission to college. Many, but not all, universities require SAT scores as part of the admissions process. About 1.6 million student....

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 Nursing Careers: Great opportunity to Hispanics in Arkansas 
Nursing Careers: Great opportunity to Hispanics in Arkansas
Since 1921, Baptist Health Schools Little Rock has served the needs of residents throughout Arkansas and the region by providing quality clinical-focused health care education in the areas of nursing and allied health. BHSLR is proud to serve the Hispanic population of Central Arkansas with all nine programs. "What sets BHSLR apart from other institutions of higher education is the opportunity for clinical experiences, a dedication to excellence in education and the desire to care for stu....

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 New initiative reach to parents to improve Hispanic education
New initiative reach to parents to improve Hispanic education
Hispanic and African American youth face numerous barriers to their academic and social progress, and we need to speak frankly to find solutions, said Monday the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. During a breakfast with media covering the Hispanic community, Duncan praised the new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative launched for President Barack Obama to promote the advancement minority youth inside and outside the classroom. The new initiative, looking for help from the private sector and....

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 Closing several schools in North Little Rock Closing several schools in North Little Rock
The North Little Rock School District is closing several schools to make up for millions of dollars they will lose in the desegregation settlement. Between now and 2016 the district will be doing away with several schools and dozens of positions in their effort to save the county $70 million. It's a daunting task. The superintendent said the district has been planning on doing it for years now. "I hope that it will do some good," said Frederick Gilmore, a parent and employee in the distr....

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 Scholarship fund to shrink if lottery sales don't pick up Scholarship fund to shrink if lottery sales don't pick up
In the four years Arkansas has had the lottery, it has not lost money on a game but their luck ran out on the latest Million Dollar Raffle. It comes as the scholarship lottery is projecting for the first time not to be able to transfer all 90 million dollars for scholarships. Lottery Director Bishop Woosley says, "The raffle didn't work, it is not the end of the world. We will move on from it." The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery thought they gambled on a sure thing. The Million Dollar Ra....

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Students encouraged to apply for FAFSA early
Whether you're attending college for the first time or continuing your studies, now is the time to start applying for federal and state aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA is already accepting applications. "This is the time of year to start applying for financial aid, the starting point is the free application for federal student aid," said University of Arkansas Little Rock's Financial Aid Director Tammy Harrison. Students can apply online, bu....
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¡Hola! Media Group partnered with Chicot Elementary School
Debra Milam, Little Rock School District Partners in Education director presented ¡Hola! Media Group and Chicot Chicot Primary and ECC School partnership for approval at the Little Rock School District (LRSD), board meeting on Thursday, January 9. The meeting was held in the LRSDAdministration building at 810 W. Markham Street. The presentation of Certificates was done by C.E. McAdoo, LRSD Board Member for Zone 2. The purpose of Partners in Education is to facilitate the development....
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Students decreased in universities of Arkansas
Little Rock, AR The number of students enrolled in higher education in Arkansas is down slightly at 170,056, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, ADHE, but full time equivalent enrollment, FTE and is up as compared to last fall, based on preliminary data. Some campuses actually saw an increase in both categories, but the average enrollment at the 33 public colleges and universities was down 2.0 percent while full time equivalent enrollment was up 0.5 percent whe....
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9 Nobel Prize 2013 are immigrants
The Nobel Prize committee finished handing out its 2013 awards. Nine went to Americans, both native and foreign born. The United States has been very successful over the years. Since 2000, Americans have won 21 of the 37 physics prizes, 18 of the 33 medicine prizes, 22 of the 33 chemistry prizes and an astonishing 27 of the 30 economics prizes. What’s more, Nobel laureates born in other countries often live in the United States. China, for example, has produced a grand total of nine winn....
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Objective 2025: Double college graduates in Arkansas
Statewide only about 25 percent of Arkansans have a college degree and legislators are worried the state's lack of higher education is holding state economic growth back. New legislation is hoping to turn that statistic on its head. Vision 2025, formally known in the Arkansas legislature at Act 1082, established a legislative commission whose goal is to brainstorm for the future of higher education. The commission's goal is set to double the amount of Arkansans that graduate from coll....
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Don’t let the summer slide you off the Path to College!
In between going to the beach and family vacations, it’s important for teens to make time for college planning. Summer is a perfect time for students to build their academic skills and set up a college planning schedule. Renée Gernand, director of College Planning Services at the College Board, advises, “If you work together as a family, by the time the senior year of high school rolls around, you’ll be on track to graduate and go to college.” Here are some easy ways to help your childre....
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Little Rock School District unveils plan to combat bullying
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Bullying has been in issue that has pushed the Little Rock School District into the spotlight. For months parents have complained that schools have not done enough to address the problem. On January 16 they announced their plans to eliminate the problem once and for all. "What we've come up with is something that the community can be proud of," said Dr. Sadie Mitchell, superintendent of Elementary Schools in the Little Rock School District. It's been months of complaints a....
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