Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Start your Research Here

NYTimes editorial on the DREAM Act losing steam
based on this article about an undocumented student at Princeton
1) 1) video from PBS
2) NYTimes

And, BREAKING NEWS (ok, it was a year ago):

Bill: financial aid to illegal immigrant students
The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. Illegal immigrant students could get state financial aid for college under a bill being considered by Washington state lawmakers.

State Rep. Dave Quall, a Democrat from Mount Vernon who sponsored the bill, says many of these students are moved to the United States by their parents at an early age, are groomed in the American education system, and it wouldn't be right to deny aid to qualified illegal immigrant students.

The measure would expand current law to allow illegal immigrant students to be eligible for a state need grant program, which provided around $182 million in financial aid for 72,000 students in 2008.

The House Higher Education Committee has scheduled a Wednesday afternoon hearing on the bill.

The illegal immigrant financial aid bill is House Bill 1706.

YHRepublic Editorial on Financial Aid to Illegal Immigrants

More on Student Aid Bill

Ready By Five Yakima, and Gates Foundation for early learning. Here's a load of stuff.
And here's something that might help. It's a 30 million word gap
Universal Preschol pro/con

Community Colleges and the New Economy
Unemployed retraining at YVCC
Here's a great story called "Dream Catchers"

Vocational Education. Try here and here: Harder to Find right away, but here's a start. And here, too.

Washington Learns

More on DREAM Act and Community Colleges
Higher education and community colleges:
Video here.
Questions here.

State trying to get Latinos in college

1 comment:

Dave M. said...

Thank you for the “jump start” sites to get our juices flowing. I checked out a couple of the Community College ones and they are very good – lots of ideas and information. I’ll continue looking at some others when I have more time.