WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new report released today examines the current state of Latinos in higher education and suggests what needs to change to successfully produce an educated workforce that meets the country's growing demands.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Excelencia in Education honored the winners of the 2009 "Examples of Excelencia." Examples of Excelencia is a national initiative that identifies and recognizes programs that are proven to accelerate Latino student success at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels and shares this...

Initiatives to better understand the choices Latino students make in higher education and the leadership practices that will help them succeed in postsecondary education.

Although the percentage of Latino students receiving financial aid for college is at an all-time high, Latinos receive the lowest average federal aid awards of any racial or ethnic group, according to a new report released today by Excelencia in Education and the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

The study, Choosing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): A Closer Look at Latino Students’ College Choices, investigates choices made by high-achieving Latino college students to better understand why so many of them are located at such a small number of institutions.

The National College Access Network is pleased to announce two new board members: Sarita Brown and Elizabeth Morgan. Both bring unique backgrounds to the NCAN Board of Directors. Brown and Morgan are appointed members and will serve through the 2009 annual meeting.

Growing What Works, a new national initiative from Excelencia in Education today announced a $1.49 million grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation.