Education

Miriam Ramírez: “Lo importante es confiar en uno mismo y pensar en positivo”

 02/28/2017 - 11:49
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La periodista y empresaria portorriqueña Miriam Ramírez acaba de publicar Qué rayos quiero hacer con mi vida, un libro dirigido a orientar a la juventud latina en la selección de su carrera profesional. Tras el asesinato de su marido, Ramírez se dedica a un negocio de agricultura sostenible en el sur de Puerto Rico.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:31am
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La periodista y empresaria portorriqueña Miriam Ramírez acaba de publicar Qué rayos quiero hacer con mi vida, un libro dirigido a orientar a la juventud latina en la selección de su carrera profesional. Foto: Miriam Ramírez

Rutgers University Launches Black and Latino Tech Initiative

 02/28/2017 - 04:31

Less than 2 percent of all technology start-ups are led by black or Latino individuals, according to a Rutgers University report. The reasons are two-fold: black and Latino entrepreneurs have difficulty securing capital and they also have challenges building business teams that get accepted into top tier accelerators.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:03am
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On Thursday, March 2, Rutgers University will host the Black and Latino Tech Initiative Launch, a free event that will offer guidance about funding opportunities for black and Latino tech entrepreneurs and investors from the NY/N.J area. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

Offside: U.S. Travel Ban Would Damage 2026 World Cup Bid

 02/27/2017 - 04:46
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Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA, has said the United States bid to host the 2026 World Cup could be hampered by travel restrictions put in place by the Trump administration, as reported in The NY Times.

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:32am
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U.S. Travel Restrictions Would Damage 2026 World Cup Bid, UEFA President Says.
Tottenham played against KAA Gent at Wembley stadium, London, on February 23, as part of the European Champions League.  EFE/SEAN DEMPSEY

Trump Rescinds Transgender Students' Bathroom Protections

 02/23/2017 - 07:01

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed a regulation proclaimed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, obligating public schools around the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and dressing rooms they prefer according to the gender with which they identify.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:58am
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed a regulation proclaimed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, obligating public schools around the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and dressing rooms they prefer according to the gender with which they identify.
A file picture dated 16 April 2016 shows an 'All Gender' bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, USA. EPA/JASON SZENES

Relationships Matter in Recruiting Latino Students

 02/17/2017 - 05:53
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Two-year institutions across the country are getting creative with Latino student recruitment as Hispanic populations grow, reports "Inside Higher Ed"

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 5:33am
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Students and staff of Latino Youth Alternative High School, Chicago. Photo: Wikimedia

[OP-ED]: The teachers unions may have met their match in Betsy DeVos

 02/14/2017 - 10:15

What do you suppose would happen if an education reform advocate who spent decades throwing bricks at the public school system from the outside suddenly became the ultimate insider: secretary of education?

Well, much to the horror of self-serving teachers unions that sprinkle money throughout the Democratic Party to protect the status quo and make sure the interests of students who attend public schools don’t interfere with those of the grown-ups who work there, we’re about to find out.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:09am
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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered a speech on her first day in charge of the Department in Washington, DC. DeVos got the confirmation from the Senate, but needed the support of the country's vice president, Mike Pence, who undid the tie to 50 votes he collected among the senators. EFE

[OP-ED]: Quizás los sindicatos de maestros hayan encontrado la horma de su zapato con Betsy DeVos

 02/14/2017 - 10:12

¿Qué ocurriría, supone usted, si una defensora de la reforma educativa que pasó décadas atacando desde afuera al sistema de educación pública, de pronto se encuentra en el centro de todo, como secretaria de educación?

Bueno, para gran horror de los interesados sindicados de maestros, que dispersan dinero en todo el Partido Demócrata para proteger el status quo y se aseguran de que los intereses de los estudiantes que asisten a las escuelas públicas no interfieran con los de los adultos que trabajan en ellas, pronto lo sabremos.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:09am
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 La secretaria de Educación de Estados Unidos, Betsy DeVos, pronuncia un discurso en su primer día a cargo del Departamento  en Washington, DC. DeVos consiguió la confirmación del Senado, pero para ello necesitó el apoyo del vicepresidente del país, Mike Pence, quien deshizo el empate a 50 votos que cosechó entre los senadores. EFE

Mike Pence: la nueva mano de Dios

 02/08/2017 - 14:39
El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Mike Pence (i), toma el juramento de la nueva secretaria de Educación de EE.UU., Betsy DeVos (c), ayer, martes 7 de febrero de 2017, en el edificio de oficinas ejecutivas de Eisenhower, en Washington, DC (EE.UU.). En horas de la mañana, Pence emitió el voto de desempate que le otorgó el cargo a DeVos, en el Senado estadounidense. EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

El Senado de los Estados Unidos confirmó el día de ayer a la multimillonaria y conservadora Betsy DeVos como secretaria de Educación del gobierno de Donald Trump, tras la votación más cerrada en la historia reciente del país.

En una elección que había quedado empatada entre 50-50 de los votos en el Senado, fue finalmente el vicepresidente Mike Pence quien usó su facultad de presidente del Senado para emitir su voto a favor de la nominada de Donald Trump.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 2:35pm
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El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Mike Pence (i), toma el juramento de la nueva secretaria de Educación de EE.UU., Betsy DeVos (c), ayer, martes 7 de febrero de 2017, en el edificio de oficinas ejecutivas de Eisenhower, en Washington, DC (EE.UU.). En horas de la mañana, Pence emitió el voto de desempate que le otorgó el cargo a DeVos, en el Senado estadounidense. EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

Educational Blunder

 02/08/2017 - 02:24
Protests sparked yesterday in L.A against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education in Trump's White House.Photo: EFE/Mike Nelson

Betsy DeVos was confirmed on Wednesday as Education Secretary despite education activists and concerned citizens see her as an enemy of publich schools, with no experience and with questionable religious and conservative views.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:42am
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Protests sparked yesterday in L.A against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education in Trump's White House.Photo: EFE/Mike Nelson

The end of ivory towers in higher education

 02/07/2017 - 01:49
The end of ivory towers in higher education
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Not far from the universities within the city limits lies a small suburban university with a big name. Penn State Abington boasts almost 4,000 full and part-time students and is looking to expand. With shuttles from the city to campus and efforts to increase their grant program, the school is looking to make higher education accessible to all.

 

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:47am
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