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Hispanic Students and Higher Education: Meeting the needs of the future

In a report entitled Rising to the Challenge: Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority, the authors look at how Hispanic students in the United States are attending college, but that a pressing concern is the the retention rate of … Continue reading

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Science without borders – Brazilian investment in higher education

Brazilian government is currently investing a significant amount in scholarships for Brazilian students interested in studying in foreign countries, through the program “Ciência sem fronteiras” (Science without borders). Brazilian Government created the program in  December 2011 aiming at (1) an … Continue reading

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The Dream Act: An Opportunity for Young Latinos in the U.S. to Pursue Legal Status and Further Education

One of the hottest topics in U.S. politics today is immigration. The question of whether illegal immigrants should be offered legal status has been one of controversy since its inception. This has caused many challenges for undocumented young people that … Continue reading

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Brazilian struggle for high quality education

Education is one of the main challenges of Brazilian government, as the historical results of the PISA test demonstrate. In the last results (2009), Brazil ranked 52nd out of 65 countries in reading and science and 56th in mathematics.

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