When people my age look back on their college days, they often recall being “starving” students. But, back in a time when it was possible to complete a university education with some scholarships, a modest student loan and a part-time job, few of my peers were ever truly hungry.
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.
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?
Kmart, Sears face ‘substantial doubt’ about finances as losses grow.
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.
In an exclusive interview with AL DÍA News, PA State Rep. Brian Sims spoke about his past and looks to the future.
Maria Sotomayor of PICC uses her story to change the lives of others.
DNC Hispanic Caucus
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.
Chicago -- Viewed in a certain context, the disruptions that 4-year-old
Emily Ruiz suffered when she was unwittingly caught up in an immigration
debacle were tame compared to the treatment of many other families with mixed
Never mind the
actual issue of how to deal with unwieldy immigration laws or their reform,
today let's look at the long-brewing war between those who use the terms
"illegal immigrants" or "illegal aliens" and those who
prefer "undocumented immigrants."
The 29-day sit in at Whittier Elementary School continues on with parents and supporters still camped out in a makeshift library in a former field house, with the hopes that the Chicago Public Schools system will renovate the structure and make it a permanent library. They say independent experts have found the building to be structurally salvageable.
But CPS insists the building is structurally unsound and must be demolished, creating space for a new play area.
How you doin'? Did you get enough rest over the weekend -- catch up on
your sleep? If not, join the club.