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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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Colleges Fight to Get and Keep Black Males

NNPA, News Report, Eboni Farmer, Nov 05, 2009

Since 1990 Black women have increased their four-year college graduation rate by 14 percentage points, now standing at 48 percent. For Black men, there was a nine-percentage point gain during a 17-year period, and their graduation rate is now 37 percent.

ACLU Report Says Guidelines Needed for Police in Schools

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Will Matthews, Nov 03, 2009

Allowing police officers to patrol school campuses without specific guidelines outlining their roles and responsibilities can create a harmful environment, according to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union.


Immigrant Children Lost in Education Reform

New America Media, Q&A, Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen, Oct 28, 2009

Ruby Takanishi, president and CEO of Foundation for Child Development, recently co-edited a new book titled, "Immigration, Diversity and Education," with Elena L. Grigorenko. She spoke with New America Media Education Editor Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen.

Black Male Dropouts Lead Nation in Incarceration

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff , Oct 26, 2009

On any given day, nearly 23 percent of all young Black men ages 16 to 24 who have dropped out of high school are in jail, prison, or a juvenile justice institution in America.

Nightmare of a Dream Student

New America Media, Commentary , Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Oct 26, 2009

Leticia X, a top student at her high school, wants to go to college. But her undocumented status might end that dream unless the DREAM Act passes, writes NAM contributor Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez.

60,000 Teacher Jobs Restored with Stimulus, Educators Say It's Not Enough

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev and Aaron Glantz, Oct 24, 2009

President Barack Obama's stimulus package has saved 250,000 education jobs across the country. But in California, the 60,000 jobs saved may not be enough to save a struggling school system.

An Author and a Gentleman

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette, Oct 22, 2009

Author Enitan Bereola stopped by KMEL's Street Soldiers to talk about his new book Bereolaesque: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate and the modern concept of being a gentlemen in today's society.

Can You Name the First Five U.S. Presidents?

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Video, Text: Torriano Melancon / Video: Amanze Emenike and Roland Ballard, Oct 21, 2009

Only one in four public high school students in Oklahoma can name the first president of the United States, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. One high school graduate explains why young people don't know American history.


World Cup Goal: Educate Every Kid

OneWorld, News Report, Jeffrey Allen, Oct 08, 2009

World leaders are pledging their support for a new campaign to get every child on the planet into school -- and they're hoping the highest profile sporting event in the world can help them achieve their goal.

African American Youth Face Growing Threat from Peers

Washington Afro, News Report, Kristin Gray, Oct 07, 2009

Obama will deploy Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the former head of Chicago schools, to the Windy City next week to talk about the issues of school violence and youth violence.

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