Posts Tagged as "California"

Teachers Do More with Less But Learning Losses Inevitable

Dec. 21, 2011 / By
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New America Media/ Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Jane Xiao, Posted: Dec 18, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – Jenny Trac runs the newcomer program at Visitacion Valley Middle School...

Got Insurance? Calif. Program Helps Some Denied Due to Pre-existing Conditions

Dec. 16, 2011 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 12, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO–In the one year Gabe Chavez was without health insurance after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, life, he said, “was horrible.”

“Nobody should be without insurance,” said Chavez, 39...

Cuts Could Reverse Gains in Attendance and Achievement

Dec. 16, 2011 / By
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NAM/ El Mensajero, News Report, Ricardo Ibarra, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — The principal’s room at James Lick Middle School used to be an area students tried to avoid...

Tar Sands Oil Producers Eye California

Nov. 23, 2011 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Nov 22, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — The Obama Administration’s recent decision to delay the approval process for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has shifted attention to alternate routes for bringing a glut of tar sands oil in Canada to refineries and ports abroad...

Near Desert Paradise, Coachella Farm Workers Live in “Favelas”

Oct. 27, 2011 / By
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California Watch, Video, story: Patricia Leigh Brown, video: Carrie Ching, Posted: Oct 26, 2011

THERMAL – At one end of Avenue 54, a road slicing through some of the most fertile land in the United States, resides the California of the popular imagination: a place of Bermuda shorts, putting greens and picture-window champagne dinners overlooking the infinity pool...

Prisoners Struggle To Readjust To New Life

Sep. 7, 2011 / By
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Father Mike Kennedy of the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative (JRJI) speaks to Voicewaves in his office...

Exploring New Space with Gay Marriage

Aug. 26, 2011 / By
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One small step for man, one giant leap for gaykind!  While that may not be how the iconic quote goes, it certainly sums up what many gay and lesbian couples in New York must feel after the legalization of gay marriage in their home state.  ..