Posts Tagged as "Education"

NewsLongBeach: Education as a National Security Issue

Nov. 17, 2013 / By
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Leadership Long Beach is a nonprofit organization celebrating its 25th anniversary. Every year, the organization recruits a group of leaders to educate and motivate them on issues important to the future of the city...

Fair Share 4 Kids

Nov. 8, 2013 / By
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Fair Share 4 Kids is a statewide campaign in support of equitable school funding in California...

Migrant Education Programs Make Saturday School a Family Affair

Nov. 7, 2013 / By
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EdSource Today, News Report, Susan Frey, Posted: Nov 07, 2013

School on Saturday? Most students would protest such an intrusion on their free time, but for children of migrant workers, Saturday school is a family affair...

Q&A: Napolitano On Diversity, Academics and the Undocumented at U.C.

Nov. 7, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Video by Jacob Simas

Ed. Note: In September former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano took over as president of the University of California, the first-ever woman to hold that position...

Who’s Afraid of the Common Core? Not California

Oct. 31, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet

California schools are getting close to fully implementing Common Core, and with it new standardized tests, more rigorous expectations for classrooms, and over $1 billion in state funding for school districts...

LBCC’s Two-Tier Winter Sessions to Offer Same Courses at Higher Costs

Oct. 25, 2013 / By
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Photo by Nicholas Noell

by Brian Addison

Long Beach City College (LBCC) has announced that two winter sessions will be offered to students shortly after its Board voted to partake in a controversial two-tier fee system for intersession courses...

Women Immigrants Face Higher Hurdles to College Success

Oct. 16, 2013 / By
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New America Media / BabyCenter en Español, News Report, Erika Cebreros, Translated by Elena Shore

SAN FRANCISCO – Lourdes Alarcón is what higher-education experts call a “non-traditional student.” In other words, she isn’t a young person who went straight to college after high school...

Confession of a Former Bully

Oct. 13, 2013 / By
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KARLA MARTINEZ/Coachella Uninc

Editor’s Note: October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and in California this week Governor Jerry Brown will decide whether to sign into law Assembly Bill 256 (Garcia), a bill that would crackdown on students who torment others online and after school hours...

LBUSD Board Unanimously Votes to Reform Exclusionary Disciplinary Policies

Oct. 10, 2013 / By
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by Brian Addison

Tasha Hunter, a substitute teacher and mother of three, stood calmly amidst the hundreds of students cheering and protesting for disciplinary reform at the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) administration building Tuesday afternoon...

Learning to Cheat, Forgetting to Read – Youth Voices on Classroom Technology

Sep. 14, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, Yrui Guan and Jimmie Fails

Ed. Note: Amid all the efforts to reform education, perhaps none promise as large of an impact as the growing use of technology in the classroom...

Revamp CA Education

Aug. 28, 2013 / By
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Every (other) Wednesday, Building Healthy Communities Long beach will be filling you in on the Revamp CA Ed Campaign...

CA Bills Address School Discipline to Narrow Racial Achievement Gap

Aug. 26, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Analysis, Nicole Hudley

What accounts for the achievement gap between minority and white students?..