Free online tool helps aspiring college students write the perfect admissions essay

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Education, General

Free online tool helps aspiring college students write the perfect admissions essay

GritoBlast! — Tech start-up SchoolWise.com’s mission statement includes the phrase: “help more students attend college.” But how does a company that specializes in data analytics and AI, otherwise known as artificial intelligence, help students achieve their dreams of Higher Education? It’s all about the essay. Ask any aspirational college student what is the most stressful aspect of the college application process and most will say the essay...

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Call for Applications to 2017 Young Scholars Symposium

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Education, General

Call for Applications to 2017 Young Scholars Symposium

GritoBlast!  The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame announces their annual Young Scholars Symposium. The visiting professor for this year is Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of Miami. Professor Gonzalez Maldonado’s activities on the Notre Dame campus will include a symposium for advanced doctoral students and pre-tenured professors. The ILS seeks...

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Teachers asked to share personal stories of who inspired them to teach for chance to win cash award

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Education, General

Teachers asked to share personal stories of who inspired them to teach for chance to win cash award

GritoBlast! — Teaching can be both a rewarding career and a thankless job but a new national initiative wants teachers to not only feel their career choice is making a difference but show them every day. Inspired2Educate is a national recognition program that encourages current K-20 educators to honor the teachers or administrators who inspired them to embrace education as their life’s work. Each month, PeopleAdmin, the maker of talent management software focused on...

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White House educational social media campaign spotlights #LatinosTeach

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Education, General

White House educational social media campaign spotlights #LatinosTeach

GritoBlast! This Hispanic Heritage Month, during the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics is launching a Latinos Teach digital campaign, highlighting Hispanic educators and encouraging more Latinos to consider careers in teaching. Today, nearly one in four students in our nation’s public elementary and secondary schools is Hispanic. Yet, less than one in 10 teachers—or roughly just 8 percent of America’s...

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Coca-Cola adds to gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund donating $1 for every Tweet or Instagram with #ForTheDream

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Education, General

Coca-Cola adds to gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund donating $1 for every Tweet or Instagram with #ForTheDream

GritoBlast! With back-to-school season right around the corner, thousands of students and families are beginning to think about college and college financing options. This summer Coca-Cola donated $100,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, as part of its #ForTheDream program aimed to inspire Hispanic teens and families to prepare, plan and pay for their college education....

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Latinas for Latino Lit chat with children’s author Duncan Tonatiuh, part of the Lunchtime Author Google Hangout series

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Children, Education, General

Latinas for Latino Lit chat with children’s author Duncan Tonatiuh, part of the Lunchtime Author Google Hangout series

GritoBlast! On Friday, July 24 at 12 noon EST, Latinas for Latino Lit will have a conversation with the popular Mexican children’s author Duncan Tonatiuh, as part of the Lunchtime Author Google Hangout series. A little about Duncan: Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tyou) is an award winning children’s author and illustrator. His book Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote; A Migrant’s Tale is the winner of the 2014 Tomás Rivera Mexican American children’s book award....

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