All posts tagged "Education"
University of Puerto Rico students vote to keep strike going
Demand an audit of the island's public debt and the interim president's resignation
- Posted May 11, 2017
Puerto Rico to close nearly 200 public schools amid fiscal crisis
More than 27,000 students will be relocated
- Posted May 5, 2017
UPR students continue protest in Botanical Garden
SAN JUAN – Students of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) continue protesting at the institution’s administrative headquarters, five days after the Non-teaching Exempt Employees Association (HEEND by its Spanish initials) carried out a protest at the school’s botanical gardens. Members...
- Posted April 25, 2017
Teachers demand to be excluded from bill that would reduce benefits to the public sector
House Bill 938 seeks to reduce vacations and limit the Christmas bonus
- Posted April 23, 2017
NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college
ALBANY, N.Y. – There’s a big string attached to New York’s free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state after graduation or else pay back the benefit. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that...
- Posted April 10, 2017
UPR students, professors go on strike
SAN JUAN – Among the proposals approved by their respective national assemblies Wednesday, April 5, strikes were put into effect by University of Puerto Rico (UPR) students and faculty across the 11 campuses. The students approved a...
- Posted April 6, 2017
UPR to evaluate 5 candidates for its presidency
SAN JUAN — Education Secretary Julia Keleher said Tuesday that five of 14 candidates are qualified to preside over the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), thus beginning the university board’s process to elect its new president. “We thank all the...
- Posted April 5, 2017
Governor leaves it up to UPR to select its president
Says he respects university autonomy and will wait for university's fiscal plan to take more action
- Posted April 4, 2017
School consolidations to be announced ‘during the next few weeks’
SAN JUAN – After Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher said Wednesday that her plan is to have “fewer than 1,000 schools” in the public education system, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Thursday that his administration will announce...
- Posted March 30, 2017
Southern Republican governor leading free tuition movement
Pushing to expand education bill to offer free community college
- Posted March 12, 2017