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AP Graphic shows how high-school graduates tested for ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in English, Reading, Mathematics or Science

ACT: Only quarter of high school grads ready for all subjects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a quarter of this year’s high school graduates who took the ACT tests have the reading, math, English and science skills they need to succeed in college or a career, according […]

08/21/2013

Image provided by Paul Frank Industries Inc. shows a series of T-shirts designed by Dustin Martin, a member of the Navajo Nation. Paul Frank collaborated with Martin and three other Native American artists and designers to create a new collection that was unveiled Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/Paul Frank Industries Inc.)

Paul Frank teams up with Native American artists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Paul Frank Industries, famous for putting Julius the monkey on everything from T-shirts to bicycles, has teamed up with four Native American artists and designers. The result has been a special […]

08/16/2013

Eva Longoria (AP Photo)

Longoria to receive Hispanic Heritage Awards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Eva Longoria, chef Jose Andres and actor and director Diego Luna are among those who will receive the 26th Hispanic Heritage Awards. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation announced the winners Friday. The […]

08/16/2013

LAPD composite images of road rage suspect. (Photo credit: LAPD)

LAPD releases sketches of road rage suspect

Detectives have released two sketches of the same suspect who shot into a red Kia, killing the 22-year-old driver on July 13, 2013. Detectives have characterized the incident as road rage. “The sketches are similar, […]

07/17/2013

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High school seniors fare no better than in 1970s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students preparing to leave high school are faring no better in reading or math than students did four decades ago, the government said in a report Thursday that was certain to renew […]

06/27/2013

Charter school

Study: Poor, minority students see biggest advantages from charter schools; general gains seen

(AP) – A study on charter schools finds they tend to benefit students from poor families, black students and Hispanic English-language learners more than peers in other groups.   The study from the Center for Research […]

06/25/2013

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All-women jury chosen for George Zimmerman’s trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A jury of six women, five of them white and the other a minority, was picked Thursday to decide the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who […]

06/20/2013

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In nation’s breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — On a warm spring day, farmworker Cristina Melendez was bedridden and unable to make her way back into the asparagus fields of central California for the kind of backbreaking work she’s […]

06/09/2013

Eva Longoria (AP Photo)

Inauguration group donates funds for Latino arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers of a gala concert and series of events celebrating Latino culture during President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are donating the proceeds to help raise the national profile of Latino arts and […]

06/07/2013

Suspended California State Senator Ron Calderon (AP Photo)

California senator’s 2 offices targeted by FBI

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state Senate official says the FBI raided a senator’s two offices but did not search the office of the 23-member Latino caucus. Agents spent more than six hours Tuesday […]

06/05/2013

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