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[OP-ED]: Welcome to the information crisis

 05/22/2017 - 08:23
The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE
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These days, when friends ask how I’m doing, I give them an honest answer. I say, “I’m struggling.”

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:00am
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The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE

One Nation, Two Trumps

 04/28/2017 - 03:53
Trump supporters at Berkeley University, CA. Photo: EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

America as divided as ever after first 100 days of Trump Presidency, as reported in The Guardian

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:45am
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Trump supporters at Berkeley University, CA. Photo: EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

[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.

Philly schools need funding and staff

 04/13/2017 - 18:14
City Controller Alan Butkovitz recent audit says Philadelphia Schools are at risk of losing vital funding. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia.

Hispanist and historian Michael Gannon dies at 89

 04/13/2017 - 04:42
Photo provided by the University of Florida (UF) showing then Catholic priest Michael Gannon (2R), trying to mediate between police and students during a violent protest in Gainesville, Florida, United States on May 1972. EFE/UF
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 Michael Gannon, a renowned historian and Hispanist who specialized in Florida history and the state"s Spanish colonial period, has died, the University of Florida said Wednesday. He was 89.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:30am
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Photo provided by the University of Florida (UF) showing then Catholic priest Michael Gannon (2R), trying to mediate between police and students during a violent protest in Gainesville, Florida, United States on May 1972. EFE/UF

Teaching the art of Public Service at LEAP Academy

 03/31/2017 - 10:18
N.J. State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez speaks about public service to middle school girls at the LEAP Academy in Camden, NJ as part of Women's Heritage Month. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Starting small projects in public service can go a long way in a person's political career

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:00am
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N.J. State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez speaks about public service to middle school girls at the LEAP Academy in Camden, NJ as part of Women's History Month.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Who wants to study Spanish in Philadelphia?

 03/28/2017 - 16:30
María Paredes Fernández, profesora de español en Penn University, fue nominada el año pasado como “mejor profesora de español de EEUU”, por la Asociación Americana de Profesores de Español y Portugués (AATSP). Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick
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The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30am
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María Paredes Fernández, Spanish language teacher at Penn University, was awarded "Best Spanish Teacher 2016" by the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers (AATSP). Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick

Mutter Museum's Medical Mysteries

 03/24/2017 - 10:40
A display on the human skin and how ailments effect it are one of the many oddities you will see at the Mutter Museum. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Oddities from the world of medicine on display

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:15am
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A display on the human skin and how ailments effect it are one of the many oddities you will see at the Mutter Museum. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

El Proyecto del Código Postal 19130 honra la Diversidad

 05/08/2017 - 14:57
El Colegio Comunitario de Filadelfia. Foto cortesía de Creative Commons.
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El Programa 19130 honra la diversidad.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
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El Colegio Comunitario de Filadelfia. Foto cortesía de Creative Commons.

19130 Zip Code Project Honors Diversity

 05/05/2017 - 16:54
Community College of Philadelphia Courtesy Wikimedia
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19130 program honors diversity. 

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Community College of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy: Creative Commons Wikimedia.