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Treasurer Joe Torsella: Education propels the American dream

 07/30/2018 - 15:36

In addition to educational initiatives such as the PA 529 Program, AL DÍA News caught up with Treasurer Torsella on his concerns about the state of retirement savings in Pennsylvania, as well as his office’s role in supporting Pennsylvanians with disabilities and reuniting unclaimed property with owners.

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. 

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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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[OP-ED]: Growing disgust with the ethos of college campuses does not mean a rejection of higher education

 07/18/2017 - 15:00
According to the National Student Clearinghouse, which tracks college enrollments, the number of students in colleges and universities has now dropped for five straight years, and this year 81,000 fewer high school graduates nationwide are heading to higher-education institutions. 

A recent survey on the public’s view of national institutions elicited headlines that suggested a tale of backwardness and ignorance. One example: “Majority of Republicans Think Higher Education is Bad for America.” 

The reality is more complex.

[OP-ED]: La creciente aversión por la cultura de los campus universitarios no significa un rechazo a la educación superior

 07/18/2017 - 14:23
Según National Student Clearinghouse, que registra las inscripciones universitarias, el número de estudiantes en universidades e instituciones de estudios superiores ha caído por cinco años seguidos y este año 81.000 graduados menos de la preparatoria se han inscripto en instituciones de educación superior.

Una encuesta reciente sobre la perspectiva pública acerca de las instituciones nacionales provocó titulares que sugieren una historia de retraso e ignorancia. Un ejemplo: “La mayoría de los republicanos piensa que la educación superior es mala para Estados Unidos”.

La realidad es más compleja.

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