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Tuesday 18 December 2018
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Category: Education, Featured News, State/National News, Top Stories

Education Secretary Julia Keleher visits students at a school in Catano, Puerto Rico in March. PHOTO: NBC News

Bilingual Preschools Improve Academic Performance, But Few Schools Offer Them

Children who attend preschool programs are more prepared for school compared to those who don’t attend preschool. According to a 2017...

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Asylum-Seeking Immigrants Facing Uncertainties and Stranded at Port of Entry

According to NBC News, there were around 150 immigrants stranded at the U.S. border on Monday as they were seeking asylum. The immigrants,...

Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics Powerless in Collecting Death Toll Data

Puerto Rico was left powerless in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Wet with flood water, scattered with shingles and glass, and ravaged....

A student holds a placard during a protest to demand the safe return of three film students who went missing in Guadalajara, Mexico. The placard reads, "It's not three, it's all of us." Photo: NBC News

Missing Mexican Film Students Abducted, Killed in Gruesome Case of Mistaken Identity

In mid-March, three film students from Universidad de Medios Audiovisuales went missing without a trace. Now, authorities and the...

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Gov. Cuomo Grants NYS Parolees the Right to Vote

By Staff – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order granting all New York state parolees the right to vote in New York, after...

Education Secretary Julia Keleher visits students at a school in Catano, Puerto Rico in March. PHOTO: NBC News

School Shut Downs and Anticipated Reform Result in Tense Puerto Rican Educational Climate

According to NBC News, “about a quarter” of Puerto Rican schools are closing down at the end of the year as a result of the...

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Volunteer Group Pueblo Sin Fronteras Helps Displaced Migrants Despite Risks

A group dedicated to helping migrants seek asylum in other countries has caught the disapproving attention of President Donald Trump....

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Puerto Rico Picks Up Tourism Momentum After Hurricane Relief, Other Areas Still Struggling

After experiencing months of downtime due to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino is once...

Hispanic Community Facing Lack of Representation With New Census Question

The announcement that the Trump administration decided to add a question regarding citizenship on the 2020 Census faced immediate backlash...

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Report: Low-Income Communities Face Nearly $30 Billion in Student Loan Debt

By Staff – The Education Trust–New York has recently released a report, titled “Drowning in Debt,” which draws on data...