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First-Time Teachers Babes in the Wood

New America Media, Commentary, Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen, Sep 07, 2007

A new film that looks at a year-in-the-life of some teachers in a multi-ethnic public school gives some idea why fifty percent of new teachers leave within their first three years on the job.

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My Stereotype of American Students Was Way Off-Base

New America Media, Commentary, Ying Ying Joyce Choi, Aug 26, 2007

A Chinese college student from Hong Kong realizes she has been stereotyping Americans. After a year at the Missouri-Columbia University journalism school, she says American students work hard and earn their self-esteem.

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Diabetic Kids Win School Settlement

NAM, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Aug 10, 2007

There are more than 15,000 school-age children in California with diabetes, but only about 30 percent of Californias schools have a school nurse on campus on any given day. All thats about to change, reports NAM healthcare editor Viji Sundaram.

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Urban Schools Need Strong Teacher Retention Programs

New America Media, Commentary, Donal Brown, Aug 01, 2007

Qualified teachers are leaving the profession in droves for lack of serious efforts to pay, train and mentor educators in their initial years of working. The problem is especially painful in urban schools where the need for experienced and motivated teachers is the most acute.

Too Many California Students Not Ready for College

NAM, Commentary, Pamela Burdman and Marshall S. Smith, Jul 05, 2007

By improving college attendance and graduation rates of students in California, the states vibrant economy can be maintained. Lawmakers are making a rare attempt to work toward that goal. Pamela Burdman and Marshall S. Smith show how this can happen.

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Court Ruling on Race Not a Death Knell For School Excellence

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Jul 03, 2007

Democratic presidential candidates lambasted the Supreme Courts ruling that jettisoned the racial balance plans in the Louisville and Seattle school districts but in reality, schools have been re-segregated in recent years.

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My Child Just Got Expelled What Every California Parent Should Know About School Discipline

New America Media, News Feature, Carolyn Goossen, Jun 27, 2007

What legal rights does a student have when facing tough disciplinary measures such as suspension, expulsion or even police arrests? And what can their parents do?

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Latina Mother Gets Her School District to Listen

New America Media, Commentary, Maribel Heredia as told to Carolyn Goossen, Jun 05, 2007

In the face of school closures in her district, one Latina mother discovers how effective she and other parents can be in fighting to improve the quality of their children's education.

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Bilingual Preschools for Black and Latino Kids Few and Far Between

New America Media, News Feature, Leisel Bogan, May 22, 2007

"Auntie Di's Preschool" is unique in Los Angeles, where low-income neighborhoods don't have the facilities or teachers to provide education to a continually growing population of four-year-olds. Traduccin al espaol

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The Perils of Academia for Asians

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, May 16, 2007

Recent statisitcs show that Asian-Americans dominate higher education. Though this success is a source of collective pride it may come at a dark price. Along with disappointment, depression and low self esteem we can now add a name: Cho Seung-Hui.

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