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Edu: School Matters

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SCHOOL MATTERS: How African-American Males Can Succeed in School

New America Media, News Report, Cynthia E. Griffin, Nov 08, 2009

If qualifying indicators in academia are taken into the equation, which currently they are not, African American males may no longer find themselves at the bottom of the class, indicates a new study.

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Blacks Determined Not to Miss Out On The Green Economy

New America Media, News Report, Cynthia Griffin, Sep 09, 2009

Activists are paving the way to include African Americans in the growing green economy, and that includes lobbying the White House and providing training schools.

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Blacks Determined Not to Miss Out on the Green Economy

New America Media, News Report, Cynthia Griffin, Sep 09, 2009

Activists are paving the way to include African Americans in the growing green economy, and that includes lobbying the White House and providing training schools.

SCHOOL MATTERS: California STAR Results Show Achievement Gap Persists

New America Media, New Report, Rupa Dev, Aug 31, 2009

While California's standardized testing indicates there has been some improvement in student achievement this year, it still hasn't closed the performance gap between low- income students and their more economically advantaged counterparts.

Asian Americans' Rising Suicide Rates -- Three Students Take their Lives

New America Media, Analysis, Andrew Lam, Aug 13, 2009

Asian Americans are much more likely than the average American to commit suicide, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NAM editor Andrew Lam traces the root of this disturbing trend to a tradition that existed long before the American dream.

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Students Embrace Science and Mathematics in Summer Program

New America Media, News report, Inga Buchbinder, Jul 28, 2009

Bay Area minority students spent their summer taking classes in robotics and other sciences through a five-week program for that focuses on science ad technology.

Building Safe Passages for Alameda County Students and Families

New America Media, News Report, Justine Drennan, Jul 21, 2009

Efforts of Oakland, Calif.-based Safe Passages have led to a 72 percent drop in student suspensions in participating middle schools.

Oakland Takes Back Its Schools

New America Media, Q&A, Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen, Jul 10, 2009

Six years after the state took over the district, the Oakland School Board regained control of the district's finances and academic programs. NAM spoke with Jumoke Hinton Hodge, school board member and long time youth advocate.

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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