School officials vow to improve bilingual services

November 14, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA–Ingrid Ocampo said her autistic son waited a year for services from the Philadelphia School District because she does not speak English and couldn’t understand the district’s forms and policies. Irma Zamora, another public school parent, expressed concern about signing permission slips printed in a language she can’t read. full story
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U.S. jobs lose appeal for intl. students

October 27, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA–Many international students may be looking to return home after graduating from Penn in the next few years. Between the economic downturn and the limited availability of H-1B visas – which allow international students to work in the U.S. after graduation – U.S. job offers seem less attractive than they would in normal years. “For many international students, full story