New Education site targets Hispanic users

The Bush administration earlier this month launched a new Web site to help Hispanics find 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 and www.YoSiPuedo.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 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 correctly answer four out of eight basic questions about what’s required to go to college.

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