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[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

Can Feminism and the Far Right Meet?

 04/20/2017 - 04:00
Marine Le Pen during a political rally in Marseille, France, on April 19, 2017. EFE/Paul Durand
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How being a woman helped Marine Le Pen in the French presidential campaign

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 3:45am
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Marine Le Pen during a political rally in Marseille, France, on April 19, 2017. EFE/Paul Durand

“Help Wanted” at the City of Philadelphia

 04/14/2017 - 09:54
Director of the Office of Human Resources, Pedro Rodriguez, wants to bring diversity to city government.

United States' first female Muslim judge found dead in New York

 04/13/2017 - 05:05
Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Photo: Youtube
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The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York’s highest court was found in the waters off Harlem.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:00am
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Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Photo: Youtube

Mexican music stars seek to discover "Queen of Song" in TV talent contest

 04/11/2017 - 04:44
Vicky and Marison Terrazas, who, from the time they were little girls, sang with the Horoscopos de Durango in Chicago, during an interview with EFE in Hollywood, California, United States on March 6, 2017. EFE/Ivan Mejia
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Four Mexican music stars have no doubt they will find further stars of Mexican regional music on the upcoming television talent show "La Reina de la Cancion" (The Queen of Song).

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:45am
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Vicky and Marison Terrazas, who, from the time they were little girls, sang with the Horoscopos de Durango in Chicago, during an interview with EFE in Hollywood, California, United States on March 6, 2017. EFE/Ivan Mejia

Hispanas: seis mujeres, una sola historia

 04/05/2017 - 11:53
Six successful women talked about the importance of education and opportunities looking forward to closing the gap between men and women.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

Pese a que todavía existen brechas en temas como el acceso a la educación y la equidad salarial, miles de latinas están liderando los índices de acceso a educación superior y creación de empresas. AL DÍA News reconocerá este 12 de abril seis experiencias exitosas.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:30am
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Seis mujeres exitosas en sus profesiones hablaron sobre la importancia de tener acceso a la educación y a oportunidades en la lucha para cerrar la brecha que separa a hombres y mujeres en Estados Unidos.  Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

 

Women at the Top

 04/05/2017 - 11:45
Six successful women talked about the importance of education and opportunities looking forward to closing the gap between men and women.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

Overcoming all odds, Latinas are progressing almost twice as fast as their male counterparts in their community. AL DÍA News will honor them.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:30am
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Six successful women talked about the importance of education and opportunities looking forward to closing the gap between men and women.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

El Futuro es Femenino

 02/08/2017 - 16:50
El Futuro es Femenino
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Para Hillary Clinton el futuro es irremediablemente femenino.

En un video que ha recorrido las esquinas de las redes sociales, la ex candidata a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos ha reaparecido en la escena haciendo un llamado a la fuerza femenina como motor "creador", insistiendo en el rol que tienen todos y todas a la hora de crear un cambio.

 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:45pm
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The unarmed Latinos killed by police in 2015

 08/10/2015 - 17:05
Ruben Garcia Villalpando was one of three unarmed Mexican nationals killed by the police in February, 2015. Villalpando did not obey the officer's orders to remain still, and was shot twice in the chest with his hands on his head. Screenshot from the Grapevine, Tex., police dashcam video.

To date, at least 16 of the 105 Latino victims were not carrying a deadly weapon.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00am
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Ruben Garcia Villalpando was one of three unarmed Mexican nationals killed by the police in February, 2015. Villalpando did not obey the officer's orders to remain still, and was shot twice in the chest with his hands on his head. Screenshot from the Grapevine, Tex., police dashcam video.