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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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UCs New Policy on Freshman Admission -- Moving in the Wrong Direction

New America Media, News Analysis, Henry Der, Ling Chi Wang, Vincent Pan, Apr 27, 2010

There is nothing fair about the new UC policy of freshman admission if it produces a less racially diverse group of students and their academic achievement is lower than those admitted under the current policy.

On April 15, Education Advocates Thanked Taxpayers

New America Media, News Report , Nadia Prupis, Apr 16, 2010

On Tax Day, parents, students and advocates rallied at post offices to urge the investment of taxpayer dollars in public education.

Skipping School--Crime or Personal Choice?

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentaries, Staff, Apr 03, 2010

The City of Richmond, Calif. announced last week that students who are caught on the streets during school hours could be fined or forced to appear before a juvenile court judge. Young people in the Bay Area debate whether cutting class is a student's right or a punishable offense.


Truancy Arrests of Parents Sow Fear in Central Valley Town

Chico Sol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Mar 28, 2010

Some parents in a farming town in the Central Valley believe a truancy crackdown is underway by school authorities. Parents have found themselves arrested and booked because of disputes over their children's school attendance records.

Obama 'No Child' Redo To Focus On Helping Failing Schools

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister , Mar 24, 2010

San Bernardino City Unified School District has 11 schools rated among the worst 5 percent in the state. How these so-called failing schools will be treated under Americas new education blueprint sent to Congress on Monday illustrates the challenges of boosting student achievement in an era of teacher layoffs, and deep budget cuts.

Joe Simitian

Can a Constitutional Amendment Save California Schools?

New America Media, News Report, Anuja Seith, Mar 20, 2010

A constitutional amendment that would make it easier to raise parcel taxes could offer a lifeline to struggling school districts. It's a proposal that's finding some resonance in the wake of 22,000 pink slips to teachers and other school staff.

Students Question 'Failing' Status of Their Schools

New America Media/ YO! Youth Outlook , Video, Text: Rupa Dev/Jamilah King; Video: Eming Piansay/Ann Bassette/Augustin Lopez-Medina/Sean Shavers/ Jaquan Rushing/Jamilah King/Rupa Dev, Mar 19, 2010

Just how bad are high schools named as Californias lowest performing schools? Students at several of them in San Francisco say their schools are being unfairly judged.


My Wheelchair Cant Hold Me Back, But Budget Cuts Can

New America Media, Commentary, Maria Salgado as told to David Bacon, Mar 18, 2010

A sixth grade education, an accident that left her a paraplegic, could not hold back a Mexican immigrant from her dream of getting a higher education. Now poised to go to university, she finds California's budget cuts might be the real roadblock.

Marching for CA's Future Through Today's Desolation

New America Media, News Report , David Bacon, Mar 18, 2010

As the March for California's Future heads up the San Joaquin Valley toward Sacramento, participants are coming up hard against the reality of the economic crisis in rural California. Marchers are finding that valley communities are among those that feel the effects of state budget cuts most strongly.

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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