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La reforma educativa: más allá de las borlas

 11/20/2009 - 04:55

La última vez que hubo una reforma importante con la amplitud que ahora
se requiere, Dwight D. Eisenhower era presidente. Se hizo responsable
de la ley de Educación y Defensa Nacional de 1958, cuando la Unión
Soviética lanzó Sputnik y nos preocupaba tener que fortalecer nuestras
capacidades en las matemáticas y las ciencias.

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Economic tier scheme for CPS selective enrollment schools: go back to the drawing board

 11/16/2009 - 11:53
Economic tier scheme for CPS selective enrollment schools: go back to the drawing board

Looking back on it, I just don’t know how I made it in.

Growing up at Addison and Lincoln there was no question where I wanted to go to high school: the gorgeous, ivy-covered walls of Albert G. Lane Technical High School up the street at Addison and Western.

The place where, every time I mentioned it, older folks would say "that place, yeah, my brother went there…before they let girls in."

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Esther Cepeda

Some Varooom For Education

 11/11/2009 - 06:34

   HOUSTON — After trying for laughs in Hollywood nightclubs, game
shows and the Latino comedy TV circuit, comedian Ernie G. got a chance
to make some staid business and government types chuckle at a National
Council of La Raza conference a few years ago. He told them how he got
to college. His message: "Nowadays, you got to go to college,
especially if you want a nice ride." Today, it’s a TV spot for
community college recruiting.

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"Conduciendo sin hablar inglés": La nueva infracción de tráfico de tráfico

 11/08/2009 - 03:55

Llámelo ‘DWE’ las siglas en inglés para “driving without English” ó más
claro en español, “conduciendo sin hablar inglés” e instantáneamente
nos topamos con una novísima infracción de tráfico.  Grave “crimen”,
supuestamente igual de grave que el ‘DUI’ que significa conducir bajo
el efecto de las drogas o el alcohol, por el intolerante grupo de
gentes que propone que los demás “hablen solo inglés ó que se vayan del
país”.

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Choices: To Marry or Not to Marry?

 10/30/2009 - 09:19

Graciela is 72 years old and a citizen of the U.S. She came to this
country over 60 years ago as a young girl. She married her childhood
sweetheart, like her, a naturalized U.S. citizen, and had three
children with him. 23 years ago she buried him, after cancer attacked.
Despondent, widowed and alone save for her three children, she barely
managed to get up every morning, go to work and be there for her
children who, like her, were devastated by the loss of their hero,
their father.

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Charlotte, desde los 'pits' - Parte I

 10/23/2009 - 21:00

El viento sopla enfriando las afueras del autódromo internacional de Charlotte. Miles de aficionados con prendas otoñales colman las calles en busca de alguna de las treinta entradas. El trailer de Montoya anda parqueado frente a la ocho, con el color azul y la publicidad de Tums que va a lucir en competencia. Un papá y su hijo miran la replica del carro número 42 del piloto colombiano. Es la primera vez que veo publicidad suya.

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Google This

 10/23/2009 - 13:29

   HOUSTON —     A pending Google lawsuit settlement could well affect
learning and teaching worldwide.  As I crossed onto the campus of the
University of Houston to visit my friend, professor Nicolás Kanellos, I
had to wonder how it might affect his life’s mission. Kanellos has
spent his adult years building Arte Público Press, the largest U.S.
publisher of contemporary and recovered Hispanic literature.

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Google esto

 10/23/2009 - 13:27

    HOUSTON – El acuerdo resultante de un juicio pendiente contra
Google bien podría afectar el aprendizaje y la docencia a nivel
mundial. En lo que entré al recinto de la Universidad de Houston para
visitar a mi amigo, el profesor Nicolás Kanellos, no pude sino
preguntarme cómo esto podría afectar la misión de vida que tiene él.
Kanellos se ha pasado su vida adulta en la elaboración de Arte Público
Press, el editor más grande estadounidense de literatura hispana
contemporánea y recuperada.

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Contar a los latinos para el Censo 2010 resulta problematico

 10/23/2009 - 13:03

El miedo a la deportación en la comunidad hispana, lo cual prevendría
un conteo correcto en el Censo 2010, ha sido exacerbado con la noticia
que el Departamento de Comercio no le pedirá al Departamento de
Seguridad Nacional a suspender las redadas de los recintos laborales
durante el conteo del Censo, así como hizo en el 2000.

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Speech delivered to the EPA for the 2009 Hispanic Heritage Month: Embracing the Fierce Urgency of No

 10/12/2009 - 11:40

Over 33 years ago, my law school professor began his lecture with the
words:  “It is customary of barbarians to fear strangers.” Back then I
had no idea what he meant. However, when we fast forward to the last
few years in our country, and the fear of strangers all Americans
cannot ignore post 9/11, and especially to what we have seen take place
in the Delaware Valley recently,  his words take on new meaning.

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2011 Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration Begins

 09/30/2009 - 14:36

The new visa quota numbers for October 2009 have arrived and for many
categories, especially employment based third preference (EB3), the
priority dates have moved very little, creating waits of well over 7
years for those already on the list who first began their employment
based immigrant visa process in 2001.

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A PENNDOT update: the end of driver's licenses for those with only ITINS

 09/16/2009 - 14:08

The PENNDOT driver’s license dilemma has finally reached its end stage.
As a result of   Pennsylvania state laws requiring Pennsylvania drivers
to be legally present in the U.S., which means with USCIS
authorization, PENNDOT has now sent out a batch of final letters to
those whose licenses appear to not be valid based on incorrect
information in the PENNDOT system or not valid because they were issued
to individuals who have only an ITIN, not a social security number.
 

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E-Verify now required for all Federal Contractors as of September 8, 2009

 09/11/2009 - 07:40

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued the following notice: USCIS
today is reminding federal contractors and subcontractors that
effective Sept. 8, 2009, they will be required to use the E-Verify
system to verify their employees’ eligibility to work in the United
States.

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