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Lets Rethink The Model of Standardized Testing

New America Media, News Analysis, Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, Jan 18, 2008

The discussion of California policy needs to be informed by knowledge of what it takes to provide high quality learning.


Challenging Our Students Will Help Them Succeed

New America Media, Commentary, Susannah Bell, Dec 20, 2007

A teacher at a small school in Berkeley realized that her traditionally low-achieving students did better when they were challenged with Advanced Placement classes.


Californians Scramble to Keep College Affordable

New America Media, News Report, Christina Nguyen, Dec 07, 2007

Tuition hikes are making university out of reach for increasing numbers of young Californians. A proposed ballot initiative tries to hold costs down but many students worry that they may be forced to cut their education short.


Schools Can Overcome Achievement Gap

New America Media, Video, Carolyn Goossen and Min Lee, Nov 28, 2007

California's Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell brought educators, activists and policy makers together to participate in the first-ever state wide "Achievement Gap Summit" in Sacramento.

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California Needs Quality Preschool, Says RAND Study

New America Media, News Report, Video, Amanda Martinez , Nov 13, 2007

Children who start behind stay behind, says a recently released RAND study that shows that a quality preschool program gives a child a distinct advantage when he or she walks into kindergarten.


Claiming a Public Space -- Undocumented Youth Come Out of the Closet

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Oct 31, 2007

Young undocumented immigrants have become the leaders of the recent immigrant rights revolution in the United States, recognizing that they have to be visible in order to make a change no matter what the risk.


How To Be Successful in Community College

New America Media, Commentary, Anne Driscoll, Oct 15, 2007

The first year of community college has a huge impact on students overall experience with higher education. A new report finds that six in 10 freshmen with aspirations to transfer to four-year institutions drop out or lower their academic goals after just one semester.

Latina Mothers New Weapon in Fight for Education

New America Media, News Report, Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen, Oct 02, 2007

A 2004 court case has helped bring positive changes to Californias neediest high schools. However, there is another outcome of the case: it has empowered parents, especially Latina mothers, to take on problems at their childrens schools.

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Exemplary PE Programs Serve Californias Diverse Student Populations

New America Media, News Feature, Donal Brown, Sep 18, 2007

Innovative principals are changing the dismal state of California's PE classes by partnering with YMCAs, bringing on experts and just having fun.

Minorities Hit Hardest by Narrowing Curriculum

New America Media, News Report, Donal Brown, Sep 14, 2007

As Congress considers changing the No Child Left Behind Act, disadvantaged students remain stuck in schools that have dropped science, art and music classes in favor of round-the-clock test preparation.

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