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Hispanics have the lowest dropout rate in Delaware

Hispanics have the lowest dropout rate in Delaware

El Tiempo Hispano A record number of students are staying in school as the number of dropouts continues to decline in Delaware schools. The annual Delaware Department of Education report, which will be presented to the State Board of Education at its monthly meeting, shows 817 of 38,949 students enrolled in grades 9 to 12

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“DREAMers’ Moms” give up fast – but not fight – as Obama unveils immigration plans

By Miranda Rivers Cronkite News WASHINGTON – On her eighth day without food, Alejandra Sanchez sat in the corner of the room in a downtown Washington church, soft-spoken and red-eyed, the lack of food showing on her tiny frame. The former Arizona resident was among a handful of mothers who have been fasting – some

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Ninety-year-old only surviving veteran in Delaware of the Borinqueneers

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano Manuel, fondly called by his friends Manolín, was born on May 4th, 1924 at four in the afternoon at Corozal, on the island of Puerto Rico. In the central town of the island he lived until he was 10 years old when his father, a hard worker, believer and

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Crisis in Sussex County, Delaware: The arrival of hundreds of children to Sussex County has created a serious humanitarian situation.

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano Ana Costales, adviser to the alcohol and drug program, along with Neda Biggs, immigration attorney primarily dedicated to helping victims, and Claudia Peña Porreti, executive director of La Esperanza Community Center, talk to El Tiempo Hispano about the humanitarian crisis now being experienced by the Sussex Hispanic community in

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First Latino to build the bridge between one Delaware county government and constituents

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano For the first time in the history of New Castle County, a Hispanic is in charge of the county’s communications. He is the bridge between the county government and its constituents; he handles all the information that the people who live in the county know about the government. Antonio

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