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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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.
Initiative helps Texas Catholic school survive, draw more Latino students, reports Catholic Philly.
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.
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.
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”.
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.”
The Catholic institution from the Philadelphia suburbs has an ambitious plan to increase its Latino student population to 25%.
La institución católica de los suburbios de Filadelfi a tiene un ambicioso plan para incrementar sus estudiantes Latinos a un 25% del total.
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.
The increase in students, who currently number 20 million in the region, has benefited Latin America in terms of young people coming from lower and medium socioeconomic environments. But challenges persist, including the high dropout rate and the connections to the labor market, according to World Bank report.