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Carlos Roa

Why One Undocumented Student is Walking the Trail of Dreams

New America Media, Q&A, Carolyn Goossen, Mar 17, 2010

Carlos Roa, 22, has been in the US for twenty years without papers. Now he is walking 1500 miles from Miami to Washington D.C. asking politicians to move on the Dream Act which would give thousands like him to get a shot at college and legalization.

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A Young Mom Struggles to Find a Preschool for her Autistic Son

New America Media, Commentary, Janet L., Dec 17, 2009

A young mother struggles to find a preschool that meets both the needs of her autistic son and his non-autistic brother.

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Who Asked Us? Youth Voices on Class Size

New America Media, Commentary, Various Authors, Nov 20, 2009

After years of maintaining smaller class size in K-3 grades, California schools are seeing numbers swell over the 20-student target. Does it matter? Young people from The kNOw Youth Media in Fresno say it does--and so does teacher quality.

Who Asked Us? Dear Arnold: Sign onto Education Funding Fairness

New America Media, Commentary, Askari Gonzalez, Sep 29, 2009

A Latino high school student from San Jose calls on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign AB 8 to begin to change the disparities in funding to school districts. Traducción al español

Who Asked Us? What Student Activism Means to Me

New America Media, Commentary, Shenekah Cayetano, Sep 19, 2009

Over Labor Day weekend, a Los Angeles youth group took 30 students on a Bay Area college tour to visit major universities, community leaders and activists. Shenekah Cayetano kept this diary of what the trip meant for her future.

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School Cutbacks Create Skeptics: Students Want More Than Words

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Sep 09, 2009

When Pres. Barack Obama addressed the nation's school children yesterday on the importance of education, students at Andrew Hill High School and Fischer Middle School in San Jose were listening. S

Who Asked Us? Finding Motivation

New America Media, Commentary, Devin White , Aug 28, 2009

Good teachers, positive feedback and small schools can be an inspiration to students, writes Oakland high school senior Devin White.

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The Bullies I Know

New America Media, Commentary, Various Authors, The KNOw -- Fresno Youth Media, Jan 31, 2009

The Fresno Unified School District recently announced its plan for a $1.3 million, five-year initiative to reduce the chronic bullying which plagues its schools and students.

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Who Asked Us: Gov.'s Plan to Cut California School Days is Dangerous

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Commentary, Will Hawk, Jan 25, 2009

Five days of school is fairly negligible, but if the government thinks that this is an easy way to save money in hard times, then “cutting school” might become their go-to stratagem and that could have unbelievable consequences for the future of our nation.

East Side Dreams Deferred

De Bug, Commentary, G. Melesaine, Dec 23, 2008

A San Jose school district last week proposed cutting sports programs for the next school year, in an attempt to shore up an $11 million budget shortfall.

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