New education site targets Hispanics

New education site targets Hispanics

The Bush administration today launched a new Web site to help Hispanics get information about getting a college education.


The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans led the development of the bilingual site, at www.YesICan.gov.

The administration last year created the initiative office, which provides support to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, to help Hispanics participate in federal education programs.

The White House initiative team worked with Collegeboard.com Inc. of New York and Tormont Publications Inc. of Montreal to develop the site and provide content.

The Education Department reported that in a recent study 96 percent of Hispanic parents surveyed expected their children to go to college, but 66 percent of the parents failed to answer four out of eight basic questions about what it takes to get a college education.

'YesICan.gov offers parents and students resources on how they can make [a college education] a reality,' said Leslie Sanchez, director of the White House organization.

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