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Shartelle Martinez, salutatorian, walks in the processional for the graduation ceremony at City Hall for seven first-time offenders who completed their high school diploma through The Choice is Yours program. June 1, 2018. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

A program started by the city’s District Attorney Office in 2012 continues to change lives, allowing some first-time nonviolent felony offenders to choose a diploma instead of a prison sentence.

El fracaso de Betsy Devos

 03/12/2018 - 13:02
La Secretaria de Educación, Betsy DeVos, durante una entrevista con CBS el pasado domingo 12 de marzo. 

Después de los eventos en la escuela secundaria Stoneman Douglas en Parkland (Florida), la presión de la comunidad estudiantil ha llegado a las puertas de la Casa Blanca, poniendo en el ojo del huracán a la Secretaria de Educación Betsy DeVos, quien pareciera no estar a la altura del reto.


The State of Women and Girls in Philadelphia

 09/21/2017 - 15:31
Photograph by Samantha Madera. Copyright City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.

Cuba begins school year with challenge to update system, train more teachers

 09/04/2017 - 17:00
Three children pose for a photo during the start date of the 2017-2018 school year, in Havana, Cuba on Sept. 4, 2017. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Universal free education is one of the hallmarks of the Cuban Revolution, although for a number of years the shortfall in the number of teachers and reportedly low quality of the offered classes have been the focus of attention on the island, where students make up about one-fifth of the population.

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