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Edu: School Matters

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Black Media Briefed on Achievement Gap for Black Students

New America Media, News Report//Video, Story: Kenneth Kim//Video: Josue Rojas, Dec 25, 2008

Journalists, activists, educators, students and elected officials gathered on Dec. 12 to discuss the academic performance of black students in California public schools.

Chicago Advocates Fault Arne Duncan

New America Media, News Analysis, Annette Fuentes, Dec 23, 2008

When President-elect Barack Obama recently named Chicago Schools Superintendent Arne Duncan as his choice for secretary of education, the reaction was a chorus of praise in the national media. But Chicago education advocates fault Duncan for hasty plans that hurt some students and sidelined parents and other stakeholders, especially in the city's black and Latino neighborhoods.

California's Teachers Too Few, Too Unprepared

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Dec 10, 2008

A new report out today shows that California's public schools often have teachers who are under-prepared for the subjects they are teaching, making it more challenging to raise student achievement.

Afford a UC College Education? Yes, You Can!

New America Media, Commentary, Mark Yudof, Nov 11, 2008

Families worried about the financial burden of sending their children to college should be reassured: the University of California offers grants and scholarships, work-study jobs and low-interest loans to make it more affordable. Traduccin al espaol

L.A. Schools Marry Career and Academic Paths

New America Media, Commentary, Jeannie Oakes and Mnica Garca, Nov 03, 2008

Los Angeles just adopted a new strategy for high schools called "multipathways" that joins rigorous academics with career training as a strategy to increase graduation rates and improve opportunities for all students.


School Matters: Green School Movement Focuses on Air Quality

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes , Oct 21, 2008

The growing green school movement often focuses on details like improving air quality by switching to non-toxic cleaning supplies, but also hopes to empower students to make change happen in their communities.

School Matters: Putting 'College' into All Students' Vocabulary

New America Media, News report, Annette Fuentes, Oct 15, 2008

Education advocates hailed the California legislation Early Commitment to College bill, SB890, as a solid step toward improving achievement among low-income students. But the new legislation carries more symbolic than budgetary heft.

Obama May Be the Best Candidate for Education

New America Media, Commentary, Donal Brown, Oct 06, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama edges his Republican counterpart Senator John McCain in national education policy, but for different reasons neither may do much to improve American education.

Dumping the California Exit Exam is Not the Answer

New America Media, Commentary, Russlynn Ali, Oct 06, 2008

More than 90 percent of California's high school students passed the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in 2008. Traduccin al espaol

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SCHOOL MATTERS: The Importance of Community Resources for Chinese and Korean Parents

New America Media, Q&A, Carolyn Goossen, Sep 26, 2008

UCLA Sociology Professor Min Zhou talks about her research regarding Chinese and Korean American families and the community resources they rely on in order to support their childrens education

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