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School Matters: Putting an Accent on Latino Students Needs

New America Media, Interview, Carolyn Goossen, Mar 18, 2009

The Obama administration has yet to tackle the issue of English learners in this country, says Patricia Gndara co-author of The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social Policies.


'Ancient Iran' On Its Way Into American Public Libraries

Iranian.com, Commentary, Massoume Price, Mar 18, 2009

When the idea of producing high quality books for young readers about Iranian history and culture was conceived, one of the first and most important goals was to get these books into public and school libraries in North America.

Delivering the Promise of Education

Native Times, Dr. Dean Chavers, Mar 09, 2009


More Integration Needed for Immigrants

Vida En El Valle, News Report, Martn E Martnez, Mar 05, 2009

"Immigrants are often criticized for not trying harder to learn English and assimilate into American society, yet the truth is that those charges are utterly false. Immigrants want to move forward, to learn English, but the government resources available to them are just not sufficient."

School Matters: From Sisyphus to Prometheus, California's Education Challenge

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Tran, Feb 25, 2009

In Greek mythology, King Sisyphus is sentenced to an afterlife in which he must push a boulder up a hill, only to have it roll down again just as he reaches the top. It's a story of futility that is a fitting metaphor for school reform efforts in California. But we can change the myth and the paradigm. A new report suggests the way.

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Principal Promotes Peace

New America Media, News Feature, Carolyn Goossen, Feb 24, 2009

San Jose principal Orlando Ramos is trying to create detente among gangs in his middle school by using students' leadership skills to help them make better choices and create a more peaceful campus.

Protesting Mexicos No Child Left Behind

Frontera NorteSur, La Prensa San Diego , News Feature, By Berenice Reyes, Zacarias Cervantes and Karina Contreras, Feb 21, 2009

In many respects, Mexicos Alliance for Educational Quality (ACE) could be compared with the United States No Child Left Behind law. ACE is generating tons of controversy in Mexico.

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UC Berkeley Chancellor Keeps Hope Alive Despite Budget Challenges

New America Media, News Report, Nicole Ely, Feb 20, 2009

UC Berkeley has more students on Pell Grants than all the Ivy League schools put together. Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau told the ethnic media how, despite the economic crisis, he is trying to keep it that way.

Black Colleges Struggle in Economic Downturn

Washington AFRO, News Report, Sean Yoes, Feb 18, 2009

Black schools that have provided sanctuary for low-income students are stumbling under the weight of the country's economic crisis. Enrollments are down and fundraising sources have dried up.

Youth See Degrees as Key to Future

Nguoi-Viet, news report, Feb 17, 2009

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