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[OP-ED]: Trump isn’t destiny

 06/13/2017 - 15:17
To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE
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 It’s time to take a brief break from Donald Trump. Whatever you think of him, there’s no denying that he dominates the news cycle. We seem to assume that the nation’s future depends on Trump’s fate, for better or worse. The reality is otherwise: The nation’s future also hangs on larger economic and social trends that no president can shape.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
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To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

Sears admits there's 'substantial doubt' it can stay in business

 03/22/2017 - 12:34
View of a Sears store in Burlington. EFE/Cj Gunther
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Kmart, Sears face ‘substantial doubt’ about finances as losses grow. 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:30pm
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View of a Sears store in Burlington. EFE/Cj Gunther

[OP-ED]: Don’t tell your children that you’re not good at math

 02/09/2017 - 08:07
We carry emotional baggage about our own schooling, relationships with our parents and their expectations. This is layered over the hopes and dreams we have for our own kids, making it challenging to always be positive and constructive.
 
 

There is an emerging education trend I’ve noticed that will hopefully sweep the nation: Asking the adults in children’s lives to not bad-mouth themselves about math.

The first time I noticed it was several years ago at an orientation for parents at my younger son’s new middle school. The principal was trying to explain that the math standards on the statewide achievement test were going up and that it might be noticeable in work that was coming home at night.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 11:46am
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We carry emotional baggage about our own schooling, relationships with our parents and their expectations. This is layered over the hopes and dreams we have for our own kids, making it challenging to always be positive and constructive.
 
 

Recursos para padres con necesidades

 06/14/2017 - 11:31
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Resources for the father in need

 06/14/2017 - 11:28
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Behind the scenes with Brian Sims

 05/03/2017 - 17:40
Brian Simms exclusive interview with AL DÍA News
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In an exclusive interview with AL DÍA News, PA State Rep. Brian Sims spoke about his past and looks to the future. 

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Brian Simms exclusive interview with AL DÍA News

Pennsylvania Immigrant and Citizenship Coalition Bridging Gaps Across University Campuses

 10/20/2016 - 22:11
Maria Sotomayor of PICC speaks to students. 

Expanding the Diaspora at the DNC Hispanic Caucus

 07/28/2016 - 10:19
Rosie Perez moderating the Puerto Rico Panel at the DNC Hispanic Caucus

Robar una niñez

 04/03/2013 - 09:20
Robar una niñez
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Hace unos años, presenté el caso de una víctima de robo de identidad, que no se enteró de que alguien había estado usando su corriente apellido hispano para obtener trabajo y crédito, hasta que el IRS la buscó en referencia a miles de dólares de impuestos que no se habían pagado.

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