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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.
Who Asked Us? Youth Column / School Matters Column / NAM 2008 Education Fellowship Report / Mosaic Monthly: Education News from the Ethnic Media / Key Contacts for California Reporters Covering Education / Recent Education Reports of Relevance to Reporters / Glossary of Education Terms

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Achieving the Impossible

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Commentary, Tanea Lunsford , Jun 06, 2009

One of the biggest issues facing the more than 1.7 million children of incarcerated parents in the United States is poor school performance. But those who succeed and graduate must navigate the complicated and frustrating college application process. Tanea Lundsford, 17, is a member of Project What, a leadership program that trains children of incarcerated parents to be advocates.

SCHOOL MATTERS: Pre-school Helps Close the Learning Gap

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Jun 03, 2009

Providing high-quality pre-school education to more Latino and African-American children is key in closing the achievement gaps in Californias K-12 public education system, according to a recent study.

Chinese Immigrants Lead Call for College Access

New America Media, News Report, Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen, May 28, 2009

English-language learners have the lowest scores on the California High School Exit Exam and the lowest rates of college attendance in the state. Zhuanyi Deng hopes to change all that.

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She Said No To No Child Left Behind and Won

Colorlines, News feature, Mandy Van Deven, May 27, 2009

When she transfered to Storm Lake High School in Iowa from a high school in New York, Lori Phanachone was forced to take a basic English-proficiency exam every year or face disciplinary action.

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U.S. Lags in Broadband Impede Economy

New America Media, News Feature, Khalil Abdullah, May 26, 2009

Americas 42 million low-income residents will only marginally participate in a knowledge economy unless Internet access to job training skills is increased.

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Recession Turns Homes into Classrooms

New America Media, News Feature, Vivian Po, May 23, 2009

Unemployment and long wait lists for preschool are prompting some Chinese parents, whove traditionally valued education, to turn to a new way to teach and care for their toddlers preschool at home.

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The Road to Economic Recovery: What California Needs

New America Media, News Analysis, Various Authors, May 20, 2009

The defeat of Propositions 1A through 1E at the polls puts Californias budget crisis back in the hands of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislators. The state now faces a $21 billion deficit. New America Media asked a group of policy and advocacy experts to weigh in on what's needed to put the state back on the road to real economic recovery.

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