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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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:42am
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The end of ivory towers in higher education

 02/07/2017 - 01:49
The end of ivory towers in higher education

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.

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:47am

[OP-ED]: Helping kids handle the ‘Trump Effect’ in our nation’s schools

 01/24/2017 - 14:13

In North Carolina, a high school teacher said she has “Latino students who carry their birth certificates and Social Security cards to school because they are afraid they will be deported.”
 

A new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights advocacy organization, says that more than two-thirds of 2,000 teachers surveyed reported students -- mainly immigrants, children of immigrants and Muslims -- expressing concerns or fears about what might happen to them or their families during a Trump presidency.

Since the election, more than half of teachers have seen an increase in uncivil political discourse in their schools or classrooms, and more than one-third report having observed an increase in anti-Muslim or anti-immigrant sentiment.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:54pm
Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: Ayudar a los niños a manejar el ‘Efecto Trump’ en las escuelas de nuestra nación

 01/24/2017 - 14:09
 En Carolina del Norte, una maestra de secundaria dijo que tiene “estudiantes latinos que llevan su partida de nacimiento y tarjeta del Seguro Social a la escuela porque temen ser deportados”.
 
 

Un nuevo estudio realizado por el Southern Poverty Law Center, una organización que aboga por los derechos civiles, dice que más de dos tercios de 2.000 maestros encuestados reportaron que sus estudiantes—principalmente inmigrantes, hijos de inmigrantes y musulmanes—expresaron inquietud o temor de lo que podría ocurrirles a ellos o a sus familias durante la presidencia de Trump.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:54pm
Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

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.

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”.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 1:05pm

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.”

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 1:05pm

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