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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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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 2:04pm
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Donald B. Taylor, Cabrini University, Francesca Cabrini, latinos, Alicia Lozano
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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

Talk to her

 12/01/2016 - 06:04
Feminist activists protesting against gender violence and femicides in Quito, Equador. EFE/José Jácome
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Gender violence has become a worrying issue in Latin America, not only because of its social and Human impact, but because it has an economic cost too. The economic cost of gender violence in Latin America represents between 1% and 4% of the Latin America's GDP, according to a recent report of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 5:57am
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Feminist activists protesting against gender violence and femicides in Quito, Equador. EFE/José Jácome

Según Yoaní, la nueva Cuba no se acuerda de Fidel

 11/29/2016 - 15:52
Yoaní Sánchez. Foto: Archivo AL DÍA

La muerte de Fidel Castro es recibida con indiferencia por los millennials cubanos, según la conocida bloguera y periodista cubana Yoani Sánchez, una de las voces más críticas con el gobierno de la isla.

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[OP-ED]: La voz de un “millenial” de origen cubano

 11/29/2016 - 14:26
Fotografía del 26 de noviembre de 2016, de cientos de personas que celebran tras el fallecimiento del líder de la revolución cubana Fidel Castro, en Little Havana en Miami (EE.UU.). La calle Ocho de la Pequeña Habana vivió un día entero de fiesta después de conocerse la muerte de Fidel Castro, con la música de altavoces y bongós a pleno volumen y los presentes dispuestos a estar allí “hasta el amanecer”. EFE
 
 
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La noche del 25 de noviembre del 2016 caminaba por Sunset Place en South Miami tras haber visto una película con mi mejor amiga de la infancia, y sentía que ese día había sido importante para mi, sencillamente, porque me habían quitado el aliento  los efectos visuales y los cánticos espirituales de la película polinésica de Disney “Moana”, cuando de repente mi teléfono vibró: El New York Times reporta: Fidel Castro, el Revolucionario Cubano que desafió a los Estados Unidos muere a los 90 años.

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Fotografía del 26 de noviembre de 2016, de cientos de personas que celebran tras el fallecimiento del líder de la revolución cubana Fidel Castro, en Little Havana en Miami (EE.UU.). La calle Ocho de la Pequeña Habana vivió un día entero de fiesta después de conocerse la muerte de Fidel Castro, con la música de altavoces y bongós a pleno volumen y los presentes dispuestos a estar allí “hasta el amanecer”. EFE
 
 

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Young student Chantal Newallo (2R) from Trinidad and Tobago speaks after receiving the Payless ShoeSource undergraduate scholarship, in San Jose, Costa Rica on Mar. 30, 2017. EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas.
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The University of Miami presented Friday in Costa Rica a scholarship program with which it seeks to offer new development opportunities for students from Latin America and the Caribbean.