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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.

[OP-ED]: Illegal immigrants pay taxes, too

 04/24/2017 - 08:15
Un miembro del grupo de activistas por los derechos de los inmigrantes "Border Angels", enciende una vela durante una vigilia por uno de los miembros del grupo, Hugo Castro, en San Diego, California, EE.UU.Castro desapareció en el centro de México después de publicar un video en Facebook donde informó que lo estaban siguiendo. EFE
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The reason immigrant appreciation efforts, like the “Day Without Immigrants” events this past February, fall flat is because few people really feel any pain.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:30am
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Esther Cepeda
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A member of the group of immigrant rights activists Border Angels lights a candle during a vigil by one of the members of the group, Hugo Castro, in San Diego, California, USA. Castro disappeared in central Mexico after publishing a video on Facebook where he reported that he was being followed. EFE

La administración más rica de la historia

 04/03/2017 - 04:24
US President daughter Ivanka Trump meeting students in a Washington D.C. Museum, last week.  EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo
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 La Casa Blanca publicó el viernes las declaraciones financieras de decenas de sus altos cargos confirmando que el presidente, Donald Trump, se ha rodeado de funcionarios pudientes, entre ellos su hija Ivanka Trump y su yerno, Jared Kushner.

 

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:45am
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La hija de Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, en un encuentro con estudiantes en Washington D.C. la semana pasada.  EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo

The Richest Administration in History

 04/03/2017 - 04:08
US President daughter Ivanka Trump meeting students in a Washington D.C. Museum, last week.  EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo
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President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are the beneficiaries of interests worth as much as $740 million. Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, has made millions promoting right-wing thought.

 

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:45am
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US President daughter Ivanka Trump meeting students in a Washington D.C. Museum, last week.  EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo

[OP-ED]: Finally FIFA succeeds with instant video review

 03/31/2017 - 15:46
German referee Felix Zwayer (r) during an international friendly match against Spain at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris (France). EFE
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Geoff Hurst’ goal in the championship game of the 1966 World Cup or Diego Maradona’s hand score in the 1986 World Cup. Without going that far in time everybody remembers Sergio Ramos’ goal in an offside position in the last Champions League final contest or, less than a month ago the penalty kick awarded to Barcelona for a non-existing foul on Luis Suárez by a Paris Saint-Germain defender…

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:30pm
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German referee Felix Zwayer (r) during an international friendly match against Spain at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris (France). EFE

[OP-ED]: The national slush fund

 03/27/2017 - 09:29
El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump (i), y la administradora de los Centros de los programas de seguros de salud Medicare y Medicaid, Seema Verma (d), durante un panel sobre el plan sanitario republicano en la Sala Roosevelt de la Casa Blanca en Washington, Estados Unidos,
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There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:30am
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President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday redoubled their efforts to try and secure the necessary votes to pass their healthcare reform bill in the House of Representatives later this week.