Education

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on education policy and its impact on immigrant and minority families. For more information on NAM education coverage, contact Carolyn Goossen at cgoossen [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.
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SAT Scores and Asian American Academic Achievements

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam , Sep 12, 2013

Asian American students are scoring higher than ever before, and on the average this population has seen their score rise by a shocking 41 points.

For College Grads, Friendly Advice and Tender Warnings

Speech, Andrew Lam , Jun 15, 2013

On Friday, June 14, New America Media editor and author Andrew Lam delivered a commencement speech to graduating seniors at UC Irvine. What follows is a portion of that speech.

After Newtown, Teachers Are the New Heroes

New America Media, Comen, Andrew Lam , Dec 18, 2012

Long ago in my native homeland, Vietnam, I used to bow. As a grade school student, with arms folded, and eyes staring at my sandaled feet, I would mumble, “Thua thay!” – Greetings Teacher! – whenever I'd run into a teacher in the hallway or enter a classroom.

One Writer's Education

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Aug 27, 2010


Franz Schurmann: A Curious, Restless American Soul

New America Media, Tribute, Andrew Lam, Aug 23, 2010


california education

Our Education Needs Are California's Needs

New America Media, Commentary, Jolene Rodriguez, May 11, 2010

tudents of color, low-income students and immigrant students make up 70% of California’s schools and will form the majority of high school dropouts. Jolene Rodriguez, a junior at a Long Beach high school, speaks up for students of color and worries about the future of California.

Bill Would Ease Path of Community College Transfers

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, May 07, 2010

California community college students who find themselves set back by increased fees, limited class availability, and variance in transfer requirements could soon get help from Sacramento.

In Families Squeezed by Recession, Kids Show Effects

New America Media, News report/Video, Vivian Po, May 01, 2010

Delores Cisneros and her family now share their small home with her sister and niece, after unemployment forced them to double up. The overcrowded conditions are taking a toll on the children and changing their behaviors--something their preschool is trying to remedy.

sex education

Study Finds Sex Education Failing in California

New America Media, News report , Nadia Prupis, Apr 28, 2010

The 2004 California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Act promised to reform sex education in California's high schools. But a recent survey of young Latinas

Education is the Key in Afghanistan

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Apr 27, 2010

Budd Mackenzie, founder of Trust in Education, talks about why girls education is key in Afghanistan and the challenges in keeping girls in school.

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