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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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Dream act

New Bill May Save Undocumented Students From Deportation

IExaminer, News report, Paul Kim, Feb 24, 2010

The DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors) would give undocumented minors a chance to enlist in the military or go to school in the U.S., thus preparing a way for them to become citizens.

Ed Trust West

Some Asian Ethnic Groups' Students Do Better Than Others

New America Media, News Report/Video, Vivian Po, Video by Odette Keeley and Min Lee, Feb 23, 2010

A new report from the think tank Education Trust-West reveals alarming disparities in academic achievement among different Asian ethnic groups in California.

Stimulus Throws a Lifeline to Afrocentric School

New America Media/Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Feb 20, 2010

The Imhotep Institute Charter School (IICS) is thriving with new technology and increased cultural activities, thanks to stimulus funds it received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Success After Gangs

Vida en el Valle, News Story, Rebecca Plevin, Feb 13, 2010

Alejandro Lpez is one of many who joined the Conservation Corps' California Gang Reduction and Intervention Program in 2007, and is also one one of six corpsmembers nationwide to receive The Corps Network's Corpsmember of the Year Award, a prestigious honor recognizing at-risk youth and young adults who have dramatically turned their lives around.

DREAM Act for California Immigrant Students Gets Push

New America Media, News Report, Seth Sandronsky , Feb 05, 2010

The DREAM Act would amend current federal immigration law and allow states to grant residency status to undocumented youth who have graduated from high school. In California, advocates are pushing for its passage.

School Matters: Students' 'Core Needs' Not Being Met

New America Media, Interview, Carolyn Goossen, Feb 01, 2010

A leading researcher says low-income students have been hit the hardest by California's budget cuts, and that the much lauded, federal Race to the Top competition among school districts will do little to help students receive what they need most: a high quality public education.

New America Now: The Power of Women

New America Now, Audio, Jan 29, 2010

New America Now presents A Woman's Special featuring the only female Prime Minister of Peru, a rare example of a woman completing a Torah, and the reality of emerging roles for Muslim women today.

Howard Zinn: The People's Historian

Big Think, Video, Howard Zinn, Jan 28, 2010

Howard Zinn, an historian who became part of U.S. history as a participant in civil rights and social justice movements, died Wednesday at 87, leaving behind a long legacy of writing and activism.

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