A tweet went viral featuring the teacher’s work, which involves traveling two hours a day to reach her students.
¿Y por qué no? Los jóvenes latinos son uno de los colectivos más ignorados y necesitados de atención urgente en los centros universitarios y de educación superior.
Why not? Latino youth are among the most neglected, and in need of urgent attention from the centers of higher learning at the college and university level.
Last week, I spent about $2 on a tube of ChapStick lip balm for one of my students who showed up to school with a mouth so dry and cracked that his bottom lip was bloody.
A Spanish family will tour Latin America in a library-school on wheels, which will allow them to discover the educational modes in the most remote areas of the South American continent and serve as an inspiration to other teachers.
The tough dispute over House Bill 2281 has reached the Federal Court in Arizona, where a lawsuit alleges that the law prohibiting the Mexican-American public school curriculum is discriminatory.
“Elián,” a recently released documentary about the saga of Elián González, the little Cuban castaway that became a worldwide cause célèbre 17 years ago, is bringing back painful memories of the Cold War-induced bitter political battle between South Florida Cuban-Americans and Cubans on the island. At a time when President Trump seems poised to reverse Barack Obama’s measures and go back to a Cuba policy of hostility and irrationality, the film becomes even more distressing.
The 36-year-old journalist made his remarks in the border city of Tijuana, where he presented the latest edition of his book "Oaxaca sitiada" (Besieged Oaxaca). He first wrote the work a decade ago to tell the story of a 2006 uprising in that impoverished, largely Indian-populated state against then-Gov. Ulises Ruiz.
Between the first and the fourth of June, the city will celebrate the VII International Tango Festival in which dance figures will meet to teach Philadelphians the secrets of this South American music and dance, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the Unesco in 2009.
Puerto Rican police arrested five people on Monday during a general strike and street demonstrations against austerity measures and government spending cuts on the island.
Black teachers make a difference.
I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.
Los maestros negros son un factor importante.
Lo sé porque asistí a una prestigiosa escuela secundaria pública en el corazón de Chicago, donde aproximadamente la mitad de los profesores eran negros. Entre ellos, mi profesor de Biología AP e Inglés AP, varios de mis profesores de Arte, uno de mis profesores de Historia, un profesor de Química—y probablemente muchos otros que no recuerdo en la bruma de un cuarto de siglo.
The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.”
Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.
A new paper examines how race affects a student's Math education and the creation of racial advantages and disadvantages at school.
The reason immigrant appreciation efforts, like the “Day Without Immigrants” events this past February, fall flat is because few people really feel any pain.
17 schools in Philadelphia at risk for losing state grant according to City Controller.
A new study on young men’s attitudes about manhood has found that just as women feel bound by rigid gender stereotypes, men can also find themselves trapped in a “Man Box.”
Draft bill that President Enrique Peña sent to Congress in 2015 has been beset by delays
The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.
Voices from all walks of life are uniting to spread the word about the importance of getting back to more face-to-face conversations and fewer “likes” and tweets.
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools.
My two sons used to come home from a day at high school complaining that ludicrous accusations of racism were as common as the desks in the classrooms. I chalked it up to adolescent exaggeration.
After having spent the current academic year as a teacher surrounded by rowdy high-schoolers, I can attest that they were right.
In the hallways, at assemblies, in my classroom, “That’s racist!” was a common refrain for most of the early fall.
There is an emerging education trend I’ve noticed that will hopefully sweep the nation: Asking the adults in children’s lives to not bad-mouth themselves about math.
The first time I noticed it was several years ago at an orientation for parents at my younger son’s new middle school. The principal was trying to explain that the math standards on the statewide achievement test were going up and that it might be noticeable in work that was coming home at night.
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.
The Catholic institution from the Philadelphia suburbs has an ambitious plan to increase its Latino student population to 25%.