Posts Tagged as "Education"

Who’s Afraid of the Common Core? Not California

Oct. 31, 2013 / By


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.”..

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?..

A ‘Bridge’ to Careers in Science for Minorities, Low-Income in Jeopardy

Aug. 10, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Vickie Cheng

SAN FRANCISCO – Elsa Eder stands in her lab coat, preparing to inject genes from one cell into another...

New Orleans Pre-Schooler Joins World’s Oldest High IQ Society

Aug. 8, 2013 / By
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by Jamilah King

Anala Beevers is a 4-year-old genius. At four months, she learned the alphabet...

Advice to Parents – Communication, Food Key to School Success

Aug. 3, 2013 / By
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New America Media, First Person, Stephen Fong and Yuri Guan

Ed. Note: As any parent can tell you, there’s no single blueprint for guaranteeing a child’s academic success...

“Knowledge Gives Us Wings”

Jul. 17, 2013 / By
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When was the last time you visited a local library branch in Long Beach?  You have thirteen opportunities, 12 branches and online...