Posts Tagged as "schools"

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...

How School Uniforms May Be Taking Away From Class Time

Jun. 17, 2013 / By
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Do school uniforms help to provide less distractions? Do they improve attendance? Do they increase school pride?..

The Detention Chronicles: Episode 2

May. 25, 2013 / By
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As part of our school discipline coverage, here is the second in our series of personal narratives about what happens in high school detention.  ..

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...

Long Beach Schools Improve, But Achievement Gaps Persist

May. 17, 2013 / By
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Infographic by Angel Kastanis

Long Beach Unified might want to hide the report card it got last month...

Students Mull Over Effects of Health Class Cuts

Apr. 20, 2013 / By
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Empty classrooms sit unoccupied while posters of the food pyramid and a woman’s reproductive cycle collect dust on the walls...

Fresno Schools Turning Away From Zero Tolerance

Apr. 15, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Question & Answer, Nicole Hudley

Ed. Note: Data shows that one in 9 students are suspended nationally, with racial disparities widening...

The Biggest Issues Affecting LB Youth, According to Youth

Apr. 9, 2013 / By
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As the People’s State of the City gears up this upcoming Thursday, VoiceWaves asked some of its youth what they thought were some of the biggest issues facing Long Beach youth right now...

Students Want to Ensure that “Every Student Matters” at LBUSD

Apr. 5, 2013 / By
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Hundreds of students and parents showed up in support for the launch of the “Every Student Matters” (ESM) campaign this past weekend at Cesar Chavez Park...

The Secret to Fixing School Discipline? Change the Behavior of Adults

Mar. 28, 2013 / By
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ACEsTooHigh, News Feature, Jane Ellen Stevens

Photo (above): Andre Griggs, after school program director, Le Grand High School

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is an excerpt of the first of a series of articles about how schools in California are moving from a punitive to a supportive, compassionate approach to school discipline.

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...

Jordan High Waits For New Science Building

Feb. 16, 2013 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporters Mitch Atkinson, Audrey La Benz, Grace Orozco, Eddie Perez, Shima Razipour and Daniel Van Hoosier

New America Media’s youth-led VoiceWaves has partnered with the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to produce content for