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 Dr. Bonilla-Santiago in front of a building on the LEAP Academy campus that bears her name in her honor. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

From growing up in a Puerto Rican migrant worker family to paving a path to success in academia, Dr. Bonilla-Santiago has never lost her straightforward and honest approach to creating change.

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Higher education associations condemn “xenophobic and sometimes racist mentality” exposed in DACA discussions

 01/25/2018 - 10:46
DACA Rally in Philadelphia, PA on September 5th 2017 by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News 

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, other organizations urge congressional action on DACA, call out language used against immigrants in discussions

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Emily Neil
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Wonder: la novela escrita por una autora hispana que causa furor en España

 12/11/2017 - 06:14
La novela de R.J. Palacio, seudónimo de la escritora estadounidense de origen colombiano Raquel Jaramillo, ha servido de inspiración para muchos adolescentes españoles que sufren acoso escolar a causa de algun defecto físico en el rostro.

 Escrita por la autora estadounidense de origen colombiano Raquel Jaramillo, Wonder vuelve a estar de actualidad gracias al estreno de la película con el mismo nombre. La novela sirve de inspiración para jóvenes afectados por alteraciones faciales que sufren bullying en el colegio.

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Los filadelfianos apenas conocen el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

 09/13/2017 - 10:59
Charlotte y Steve, dos residentes de Filadelfia, dijeron que el Mes de la Hispanidad es un momento “para honrar y recordar la importante historia de la herencia hispana y lo que ella significa en la actualidad”. Foto: Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

Después de merodear un buen rato por el parque Dilworth preguntando a los transeúntes algunas cuestiones sobre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, mi colega y yo nos dimos cuenta de que la mayoría de los filadelfianos no conoce demasiado bien este evento cultural de envergadura nacional.

 

Pope Francis: "Colombia, Your Brother Needs You"

 09/11/2017 - 04:27
Pope Francis attends a farewell ceremony with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and first lady Maria Clemencia Rodriguez (R) during the last day of his official visit, at Rafael Nuñez Airport in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, Sept. 10, 2017. EPA-EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ

The Catholic pontiff concluded his four-day visit to Colombia by giving an open Mass in which he encouraged Colombian population to be involved in the peace process to help the country recover from its decades-long armed conflict with the FARC and other guerrilla groups. He also addressed the heavy polarization among Colombian society.

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A Clueless City: Philadelphians Lack Basic Knowledge of Hispanic Heritage Month

 09/08/2017 - 14:07
We went around City Hall and asked the people of Philadelphia what they know, or don't know, about Hispanic Heritage Month. These are the results!

After scurrying around City Hall and Dilworth Park to ask civilians simple questions about Hispanic Heritage Month for a short video, my colleague and I soon realized that the majority of Philadelphia is ill-prepared and misinformed about this nationally recognized celebratory period. Nevertheless, between every “um”, “uh”, or absolute radio silence, there came a widespread longing to understand and know more about this time of year. The interest is there, so why hasn’t the City taken advantage of it?

 

Cuba begins school year with challenge to update system, train more teachers

 09/04/2017 - 17:00
Three children pose for a photo during the start date of the 2017-2018 school year, in Havana, Cuba on Sept. 4, 2017. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Universal free education is one of the hallmarks of the Cuban Revolution, although for a number of years the shortfall in the number of teachers and reportedly low quality of the offered classes have been the focus of attention on the island, where students make up about one-fifth of the population.

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Universidades de Arizona seguirán ofreciendo tarifas de residentes a los "Dreamers"

 06/30/2017 - 07:35
Main entrance to the main library of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Photo: Wikipedia

La junta que representa a las tres universidades públicas del estado acordó seguir otorgando este beneficio a los estudiantes indocumentados amparados bajo el programa DACA hasta que la Suprema Corte de Apelaciones del estado de Arizona tome una decisión al respecto, algo que podría concretarse en uno o dos años.

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EFE

Para los estudiantes indocumentados sin estatus de 'Dreamers', la incertidumbre crece

 06/06/2017 - 13:38
En EEUU hay miles de graduados indocumentados cuya situación de ilegalidad no les permite encontrar un buen trabajo. 

En EEUU hay miles de inmigrantes indocumentados que no lograron ampararse en el programa DACA por sobrepasar el límite de edad. Muchos de estos lograron graduarse en la universidad, pero ahora viven con temor a ser deportados y no poder realizar sus sueños. 

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Latin America doubles students in higher education, but inequality persists

 05/18/2017 - 06:02
 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez

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.

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EFE

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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