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Hispanics in Florida are Setting the New Higher Education Trend

For several years now, President Obama has been stressing the importance of higher education levels for all Americans. In order to be internationally competitive – which is becoming more and more important in today’s age – we have to have more people pursuing a college-level education. But where can this trend start? How do we convince parents who did not earn a higher education to encourage their children to further their studies? The answer could be the largest growing minority group in the U.S.: Hispanics.

Hispanics are expected to create the vast majority of our nation’s population growth between now and 2050. Currently, Hispanics comprise a little more than 20 percent of pre-kindergarten students through high school seniors. These students have not been known for pursuing a higher education in the past; in fact, for years they have had lower college graduation rates than the general population.

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Miami-Dade Public Schools Welcome Corportate Advertisers

At this point we should all know that know that no one is safe from advertisers – not even school children. As more and more schools face crippling budget cuts, Miami-Dade has found a way to increase funding and maybe even save the environment.miami dade public schools

They’re going as paperless as possible, opting for technology to replace paper and reduce administrative costs.

Additionally, they’ve announced the school board approved a motion to allow advertisers on campus. Proposals are already pouring in – including billboards and LCD screens displaying ads inside and outside of campus and sponsored cell phone recharging stations. Soon enough, their hallways will be lined with ads for MP3 players, tennis shoes and video games. Hopefully, administrators will have the wherewithal to reject ads for unhealthy teen-targeted products like fast-food and soda. Read the rest of this entry »





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