Education

De vuelta a sus raíces locales

 01/19/2017 - 15:09
El Profesor de la Temple University, Christopher McGinley ha sido escogido por el Alcalde Kenney para sentarse en la Comisión de Reforma Escolar de Filadelfia. Foto: Temple University.
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El Alcalde Kenney ha nombrado a Christopher McGinley como uno de los asientos en la Comisión de Reforma Escolar. Con 58 años, McGinley tiene más de veinte años de experiencia educando en el sistema escolar de Filadelfia y actualmente da cursos de liderazgo educacional en la Temple University.

El Alcalde ha declarado que su elección se llevó a cabo por la avasalladora experiencia de McGinley. En una declaración, el Alcalde Kenney dijo “su lente educadora es exactamente lo que la Comisión necesita para poder construir a partir de los logros del distrito en años recientes”.

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El Profesor de la Temple University, Christopher McGinley ha sido escogido por el Alcalde Kenney para sentarse en la Comisión de Reforma Escolar de Filadelfia. Foto: Temple University.

Back to his Local Roots

 01/19/2017 - 13:10
Temple Professor Christopher McGinley was chosen by Mayor Kenney to sit on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. Photo:Temple University

Mayor Kenney named Christopher McGinley to a seat on the School Reform Commission. The 58 year-old has over twenty years of experience teaching in the Philadelphia school system and is currently teaching educational leadership at Temple University.

The mayor said that his choice was made because of McGinley’s overwhelming experience. In a statement, Mayor Kenney said, “His educator lens is exactly what the SRC needs in order to build on the district’s gains in recent years.”

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Temple Professor Christopher McGinley was chosen by Mayor Kenney to sit on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. Photo:Temple University

At Cabrini University: Bettings on Immigrants

 01/10/2017 - 14:31
Led by the university’s current president, Donald B. Taylor, Cabrini has launched an ambitious plan to increase Latino student enrollment 25 percent over the next several years. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

The Catholic institution from the Philadelphia suburbs has an ambitious plan to increase its Latino student population to 25%.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 2:04pm
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Led by the university’s current president, Donald B. Taylor, Cabrini has launched an ambitious plan to increase Latino student enrollment 25 percent over the next several years. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

En Cabrini University: Apostándole a los inmigrantes

 01/10/2017 - 14:19
Encabezada por su actual presidente Donald B. Taylor, Cabrini ha lanzado un ambicioso plan para incrementar la inscripción de los estudiantes latinos en un 25% durante los próximos años. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

La institución católica de los suburbios de Filadelfi a tiene un ambicioso plan para incrementar sus estudiantes Latinos a un 25% del total.

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Encabezada por su actual presidente Donald B. Taylor, Cabrini ha lanzado un ambicioso plan para incrementar la inscripción de los estudiantes latinos en un 25% durante los próximos años. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

A Plan to Save Philadelphia Schools

 01/05/2017 - 11:48
 Philadelphia School District Building. Photo: Commons/Wikimedia
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The Huffington Post reports about how Jeff Yass, a local billionaire, wants to overhaul public education in Philadelphia. The co-founder of Susquehanna Investment Group (SIG) presented his bold initiative at Philadelphia Magazine’s Thinkfest last November.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:35am
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 Philadelphia School District Building. Photo: Commons/Wikimedia

Get Up and Out

 12/14/2016 - 05:46
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Black and Latino students in California have lower test scores and higher rates of suspension than their white and Asian peers, according to recent report carried out by the Univesity of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Studies also show that teachers treat black students more harshly than white ones as early as preschool, and some have lower academic expectations for black students. 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 5:29am
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High School students celebrating a Latino Fiesta. Photo: Creative Commons

In School We Trust

 12/14/2016 - 04:54
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Tell me what is your religion and I will guess if you went to College.

Religious minorities in the United States are far more likely to have attended college or a vocational school than members of the Christian majority, according to a review conducted by the Pew Research Center, based on data from 151 countries.  

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:25am
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University of Virginia School of Law, Library. Photo: WIKIPEDIA

Peasant Work

 12/07/2016 - 04:36
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In Kulesze Koscielne, a tiny conservative village in rural Poland, almost everybody goes to Church last Sunday, and almost everybody voted for the ruling populist party, joining a rural electoral wave that swept the party to power a year ago.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 4:15am
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Like Trump, Populist and Extreme Right speeches win terrain with rural voters in Europe. Fortunately, last Sunday the Austrian ultra-nationalist presidential candidate Norbert Hofer lost the elections against the Green Party candidate. EFE

Abuela at 26

 12/06/2016 - 04:38
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In 2015 more than 135,000 babies were born in Colombia to 15 to 19 year old mothers.

This problem has less to do with social and cultural stigmas, but with extreme poverty, says Catalina Escobar, chair of Juanfe, an non profit organization in Colombia that works with teenager mothers living in extreme poverty conditions and has saved the lives of more than 300 new-borns since its foundation, in 2001.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 4:26am
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Activists gathered in Bogotá on Sunday to protest against increasing violence and crime in Colombia. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

Burning Man

 12/06/2016 - 04:08
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Klaus Schwab wakes up every day at 6 am, then goes swimming, has breakfast with her wife and walks 5 minutes to his office, in Geneva. An ordinary and humble routine for one of the most influent men in the world.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 3:53am
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Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (Davos). Photo: World Economic Forum

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