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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.
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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SCHOOL MATTERS: Some Latino Students Choose Family Over College

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Dec 06, 2009

Three out of four Latino drop outs say they left school in order to help support their families. Financial pressures on todays Latino youth could be forcing them to feel like they have to make difficult choices between their family and their future.

More Latinos and African Americans Value Higher Education

New America Media, News Report, Vivian Po, Nov 24, 2009

A higher percentage of California's Latinos and African Americans value college education as a necessary path to success, compared to their Asian and white counterparts.

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Who Asked Us? Youth Voices on Class Size

New America Media, Commentary, Various Authors, Nov 20, 2009

After years of maintaining smaller class size in K-3 grades, California schools are seeing numbers swell over the 20-student target. Does it matter? Young people from The kNOw Youth Media in Fresno say it does--and so does teacher quality.

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Despite State Subsidies, Class Sizes Begin to Rise Again in California Schools

California Watch/New America Media, News report, Louis Freedberg and Hugo Cabrera, Nov 20, 2009

Most of California's largest school districts are increasing class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, eroding the most expensive education reform in the states history. California Watch surveyed the 30 largest K-12 school districts in the state and found that many schools are pushing class sizes to 24 in some or all of the early grades.

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For African-American Students, Class Size Matters

New America Media, News feature, Gail Berkley, Nov 20, 2009

As school districts across the state struggle to meet the challenges of providing a quality education with fewer resources during the economic downturn, state subsidized small class sizes--with 20 students to 1 teacher in grades K-3--are in jeopardy.

School Funding Cuts Put Education At Risk

The Arab Amercan News, News Report, Khalil AlHajal, Nov 18, 2009

Hundreds of parents, students and educators from throughout Michigan demand that legislators restore funding to school districts facing debilitating cuts following the state budget crisis.

Organizing to Keep UC a Public System

New America Media, Video, Liat Krawczyk, Nov 14, 2009

University of California students, faculty and workers are coming together in a struggle to save California's public higher-education system from budget cuts that are slashing enrollments, raising tuition and fees and jeopardizing the mission of the public system.

DREAMers: Taking the Reins of their Cause

America's Voice, Column, Maribel Hastings, Nov 12, 2009

The DREAM Act has been reintroduced in the current session of Congress. This is the second article in the series "Immigration Reform: Know the Players."

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Boots to Books: The Rough Road from Combat to College

New America Media, News Feature, Video, Produced by Mike Siv and Aaron Glantz, Nov 10, 2009

When they return home, many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans land in community colleges. Sierra College's Boots to Books program, outside of Sacramento, houses one of California's only programs to help vets succeed in college.

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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