Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios joined Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and Secretary of State Kenneth McClintock at the El Portal Rain Forest Visitor Center in Puerto Rico to celebrate the release of the El Yunque National Forest quarter. The coin's reverse (tails side) depicts a Coqui tree frog sitting on a leaf and a Puerto Rican parrot behind an epiphyte plant with tropical flora in the background.

The Hispanic Public Relations Association, Los Angeles Chapter (HPRA), announced the call for entries for the HPRA Scholarship Program which to date, has awarded $250,000 to assist students with tuition or related school expenses.

The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators begin building rich digital learning experiences for students in districts across the country. DOWNLOAD Playbook Here.

These national statistics describe a wide variety of student characteristics at all levels of school, from nursery to graduate. The tables provide information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, employment status and vocational course enrollment.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the appointment of José Rico as the new director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Telemundo Media together with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University announced the graduation of seven students from the inaugural class of Hispanic Media Futures, an innovative student development program to train future Hispanic journalists and communicators.

As part of its ongoing commitment to education, Univision Communications addressed the critical need for information with its unprecedented education week “¡Edúcate! Es el momento.”

To further close the education gap, Univision has made it a priority to empower young Hispanics with the resources they need to make their college aspirations a reality. By Cesar Conde - Univision Insights Blog

Univision Communications Inc. announced it would award $300,000 to students around the nation through its new scholarship program “Becas Univision” (Univision Scholarships).

As part of Univision Communications' comprehensive, multiplatform year round education efforts with its Es el momento (The Moment is Now) initiative, the leading media company serving Hispanic America today announced the launch of “¡Edúcate, Es el momento!” (Educate yourself…the moment is now!) -

Willy Chirino contributed to scholarship program by donating an exclusive performance and never released album

Hispanics who live in the United States live in a heterogeneous cultural environment: they are surrounded both by the culture they or their relatives experienced in their country of origin and by mainstream American culture. Additionally, Hispanics who live in the United States may grow to feel a connection with people with different countries of origin within Latin America. This diverse experience exposes Hispanics in the United States to several reference groups. By Sully Moreno /Student of the Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication at the Florida State University

California institutions lead the nation with Latino undergraduate enrollments.

Telemundo announced the launch of a week devoted entirely to the subject of education under its public service campaign “El Poder de Saber.”

Driven by a single-year surge of 24% in Hispanic enrollment, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college in the United States hit an all-time high of 12.2 million in October 2010, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of newly available Census Bureau data. From 2009 to 2010, the number of Hispanic young adults enrolled in college grew by 349,000, compared with an increase of 88,000 young blacks and 43,000 young Asian Americans and a decrease of 320,000 young non-Hispanic whites. DOWNLOAD Report Here.