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Temple University is lagging behind in the recruitment of Latino students, with only 6.9% of its total student population, while the Community College of Philadelphia is stuck at 14.8%. Philadelphia’s Latino population is fast approaching 20%.

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Michelle Obama celebrates college-bound students in Philadelphia — and gives advice for the next step

 05/04/2018 - 19:18
Michelle Obama led a star-studded cast on Wednesday, May 2, celebrating college-bound students in Philadelphia as part of the national College Signing Day event. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

At the largest ever College Signing Day celebration, Michelle Obama and a star-studded cast cheered on Philadelphia students who are committed to attending degree programs following their high school graduation — and talked about how to navigate college once there.