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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]: La importancia de los maestros de minorías en nuestras escuelas

 04/27/2017 - 14:27
Según un nuevo análisis estadístico del Departamento de Educación de Estados Unidos, aunque los maestros de minorías siguen sub-representados, tanto el número como la proporción de los maestros de minorías en la escuela elemental y secundaria crecieron en un 104 por ciento entre 1987-88 y 2011-12, comparado con un crecimiento de un 38 por ciento de los maestros blancos. 
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Los maestros negros son un factor importante.

Lo sé porque asistí a una prestigiosa escuela secundaria pública en el corazón de Chicago, donde aproximadamente la mitad de los profesores eran negros. Entre ellos, mi profesor de Biología AP e Inglés AP, varios de mis profesores de Arte, uno de mis profesores de Historia, un profesor de Química—y probablemente muchos otros que no recuerdo en la bruma de un cuarto de siglo.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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Esther Cepeda
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Según un nuevo análisis estadístico del Departamento de Educación de Estados Unidos, aunque los maestros de minorías siguen sub-representados, tanto el número como la proporción de los maestros de minorías en la escuela elemental y secundaria crecieron en un 104 por ciento entre 1987-88 y 2011-12, comparado con un crecimiento de un 38 por ciento de los maestros blancos. 

A Philadelphia Public School Among the Top 500 in the Country

 04/26/2017 - 13:30
At least 17 high school educational institutions attached to the Philadelphia School District appear in the US News & World Report ranking.
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According to a US News & World Report, the Julia R. Masterman High School is ranked 51st among the highest quality public education institutions.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:00pm
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At least 17 high school educational institutions attached to the Philadelphia School District appear in the US News & World Report ranking.

[OP-ED]: America the complacent

 04/26/2017 - 10:54
In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 
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The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.” 

Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:45am
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In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 

[OP-ED]: Estados Unidos demasiado satisfecho de sí mismo

 04/26/2017 - 10:50
En su nuevo libro, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, Cowen sostiene que como consecuencia de una sobre-corrección, hemos ido demasiado lejos e intentado crear “mundos de burbuja”, aislados y perfectos, para nosotros y nuestros hijos.
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El titular captó mi atención: “Los estadounidenses se han vuelto perezosos, lo que está perjudicando la economía”. 

¿Perezosos? Bueno, ése es un término que los estadounidenses usan muy pocas veces para describirse a sí mismos.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:45am
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En su nuevo libro, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, Cowen sostiene que como consecuencia de una sobre-corrección, hemos ido demasiado lejos e intentado crear “mundos de burbuja”, aislados y perfectos, para nosotros y nuestros hijos.

Are Latino students worse at Math?

 04/26/2017 - 05:53
President Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A new paper examines how race affects a student's Math education and the creation of racial advantages and disadvantages at school.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:30am
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President Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama: ​​​​​​​"So, uh, what's been going on while I've been gone?"

 04/25/2017 - 02:39
Former US President Barack Obama participates in a 'conversation on community organizing and civic engagement' at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 24 April 2017. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Racing towards the finish: A look back at the beginnings of the Penn Relays

 04/24/2017 - 18:09
The Penn Relays is celebrating their 123rd season at Franklin Field this weekend. The above photo is from a Varsity one-mile relay teams competing in 1906.  Photo: University of Pennsylvania Archives

A trip down the line that gives life to Philadelphia

 04/24/2017 - 15:07

Un viaje por la línea que le da vida a Filadelfia

 04/24/2017 - 12:37

Un recorrido a lo largo de la línea Market-Frankford se convierte en un retrato hablado de lo que significa este tramo del sistema de transporte para la ciudad.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:15pm
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En los últimos 14 años, la línea del metro MFL ha guardado una relación inadvertida con el crecimiento demográfico de Filadelfia. Foto: Archivo.

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