Posts Tagged as "Education"

My Trip to the White House: A Reporter’s Notebook

Jan. 15, 2014 / By
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When I first found out I was going to D.C, I was shocked and happy. I keep thinking, “Really?..

Castlemont High: One School’s Struggle With Daily Violence

Dec. 13, 2013 / By
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Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut...

Suspension Rates Extremely High for Black Students in S.F.

Dec. 13, 2013 / By
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Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Susan Ferris

One of America’s most liberal bastions — San Francisco — has cut student suspensions by nearly a third in three years but continues to struggle with grossly disproportionate suspensions of black students...

NewsLongBeach: There’s a New Library in Town

Nov. 18, 2013 / By
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If you think public libraries are just books, think again. The modern library is alive and well in Long Beach...

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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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...