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Edu: School Matters

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Challenge to AB540 Threatens More Than Undocumented Students

New America Media, Commentary, Annette Fuentes, Sep 24, 2008

AB540 is a law designed to offer the lower tuition at all three Californian state college and university systems to undocumented immigrants. It is now being challenged in the Yolo County Superior Court.

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Magnet Schools Mirror Myths

Asian Week, Commentary, Doua Thor, Sep 12, 2008

A growing trend in enrollment patterns at our nations prestigious and competitive magnet schools shows Asian American students quickly outpacing their Hispanic, African American and white peers. Or are they?

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Textbook Update Could Give Hmong Youth Cultural Pride

New America Media, Commentary, Connie Vang, Aug 28, 2008

A new California bill that would require that the refugee history of Southeast Asians be included in the next textbook curriculum update may have the side-effect of instilling cultural pride in young Hmong Americans.

School Matters: Homeland Security High

New America Media, News Feature, Donal Brown, Aug 20, 2008

A planned charter school in Wilmington, Del., is being criticized for including courses to prepare students for careers in homeland security and for the military-style discipline it will enforce on its students. But such charter schools are not all that rare anymore, writes NAM reporter Donal Brown.

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Mean Streets School Provides Lifeline to Neighborhood Children

New America Media, News Feature, Written by Donal Brown // Photos by Melanie Reynard, Jun 21, 2008

The seven-year-old De Marillac Academy provides students a co-ed Catholic education right in their neighborhood - a rough area of San Francisco. The children achieve, even with their occasional trips back to Mexico.

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Chicagos Unique Program Makes Teachers Out of Moms

New America Media, News Report, Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen, May 08, 2008

To solve the chronic teacher shortage problem in its public schools, Chicago is reaching deep into its own neighborhoods.

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Education No Passport to Equality

New America Media, Q & A, Interview by Carolyn Goossen, Mar 07, 2008

Despite recent studies that show that women are matching, or even surpassing, men in school, women still have a long way to go in achieving true equality in education.


A Unique High School for Immigrants Brings Hope to Oakland

New America Media, News Report, Video, Words: Carolyn Goossen // Video: Carolyn Goossen and Min Lee, Feb 25, 2008

In Oakland, a unique high school is taking on the daunting task of educating immigrant and refugee student populations from all over the world.


CTA President Reacts to Education Budget Cut

New America Media, News report, Armanda Martinez, Feb 11, 2008

The governors proposed budget cut of 4.8 billion dollars will place Californias public education funding at the bottom, according to David Sanchez, president of the California Teachers Association.


Fresno County Commits to Preschool Plan

New America Media, News Report, Mai Der Vang, Jan 25, 2008

Despite funding cuts in education, Fresno's school administration is developing a master plan to bolster preschool education over the next seven years.

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