Posts Tagged as "policy"

Young Conservative Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

Jun. 28, 2013 / By
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Posted by Robyn Gee Youth Radio

You might not expect somoene who worked on Governor Rick Perry’s presidential campaign to celebrate the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage...

LBUSD to Get More Dollars for Needier Students

Jun. 19, 2013 / By
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Today marks a landmark.

Almost a month after more than 300 students and peacemakers from Long Beach traveled to Capitol hall in Sacramento to push legislators to pass policies that ban harsh school discipline and Governor Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the proposal was adopted into the budget on June 17...

Calif. Bill Would Send Sexually Exploited Children to Foster System

Jun. 7, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Nicole Hudley

SACRAMENTO — Erica Lawrence became worried about her friend when she started acting distant, losing weight, and getting into fights at school...

1 Minute And 45 Seconds That’ll Make You Think Twice About Poverty

Jun. 5, 2013 / By
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Let’s dialogue on this.

In their new book, Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, co-authors Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube describe the recent rapid rise in suburban poverty and lay out a new metropolitan policy agenda that uses limited resources in more effective ways to create better connections between low-income residents and economic opportunity region-wide...

Laws to Look Out For: How Currently Proposed Bills Can Affect LB

May. 22, 2013 / By
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Interactive Map by Angel Kastanis

Four pieces of legislation are revamping the education system as we know it...

The Basics: What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act

May. 13, 2013 / By
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The city of Long Beach is expected to greatly benefit from the Affordable Care Act when the law goes into full effect next year...

A Q&A With Senator Ricardo Lara

Apr. 13, 2013 / By
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What many don’t know about Senator Ricardo Lara was that his first love was journalism.

“I had the best journalism teacher in the 8th grade,” said Lara, who is a native of Commerce, CA...

Q&A: Rene Castro Gets to the Root of Community Violence

Mar. 8, 2013 / By
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Over the years, Long Beach has gained somewhat of a reputation as a violent city.

Just last year, Long Beach was named by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the top five cities in the nation with gang violence...

Bringing Sex Abuse Education to Schools in Long Beach

Mar. 6, 2013 / By
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Proponents for sex-abuse education, including “Erin’s Law” sponsor Erin Merryn, came together to speak about the issue at the Long Beach Memorial Hospital last Friday...

Fear of Deportation Takes its Toll on LB Immigrants

Jan. 6, 2013 / By
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Long Beach residents Joel H. and Rigoberto M. are undocumented fathers with children in the United States, and in their homelands of Honduras and Mexico...

Harsh Punishment Policies Plague Students of Color

Jan. 2, 2013 / By
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Young people with the worst graduation rates in Long Beach are falling victim to disciplinary practices that make graduating high school even more daunting...

Think Outside the Box: Jesus and Diana

Nov. 1, 2012 / By and
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By Jesus Almaraz

This chance to decide where this money will be spent it is a great honor...