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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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Every Student Deserves to Go to College: An Argument Against SB 381

New America Media, Commentary, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, May 19, 2009

Raising graduation requirements, as embodied in legislation SB 381, will put a strain on school districts and dampen the hopes of minority parents who want their children to go to college.

Mechanics and Doctors, Lets Educate Both: An Argument for SB 381

New America Media, Commentary, Sen. Roderick D. Wright, May 19, 2009

A controversial new bill would require school districts that adopt college preparatory classes to also provide career education. New America Media presents two perspectives on the debate.


Columbine at 10: Guns 'R Us

New America Media, News Feature, Annette Fuentes, Apr 20, 2009

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, in Littleton, Colo. While Columbine for many symbolizes violent youth and out-of-control schools, a more honest examination would put an emphasis on the gun culture that made it possible.

The Fixer -- Lawyer Helps Remake Schools

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Video, Min Lee, Apr 20, 2009

Marc Tafolla-Young, of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (San Francisco), is one of two lawyers that scour the state of California helping individuals and groups fix schools.


What Do You Think of Education Budget Cuts?

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, YO!/NAM Education Reporting Fellows, Apr 14, 2009

YO! hit the streets of San Francisco to ask people if they thought of the California education budget cuts -- including the possible lay-off of 26,000 teachers -- would affect them.

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New UC Admission Policy Will Diminish Asian Student Population

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Mar 31, 2009

A new admissions policy was adopted by UC Regents to promote diversity on campuses, but Asian would descend from the largest ethnic student group in UC system to the second, with Caucasian taking the first.


Is the U.S. Experiencing its First Brain Drain?

New America Media, News analysis, Vivek Wadhwa , Mar 31, 2009

When high-skilled immigrants and foreign students completing their degrees in the United States both consider returning to their home countries, it might be a sign that the United States is experiencing its first brain drain in history.


Diversity Will Be a Casualty of Teacher Layoffs

New America Media, News Report//Video, Words: Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen // Video: Ann Bassette, Mar 30, 2009

It's not just budgets and staff being slashed in schools across California. A side effect of the cuts could be a loss in diversity as well.

SCHOOL MATTERS: School Principal Tackles Achievement Gap With Help From Confucius

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Charles Ding, Mar 28, 2009

A Chinese principal in Southern California uses an innovative mix of hard work and Confucian principles to reduce the academic achievement gap among his students, most of whom are Asian or Latino.

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The Silver Lining Behind Californias Gloomy Economy

New America Media, Q&A, Annette Fuentes, Mar 24, 2009

Despite daily stories of job losses and businesses shutting down in California, there is hope says a new report. Economist Stephen Levy explains why he thinks California will be resilient.

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