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Education

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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California's Higher Education Needs Transparency

New America Media, News analysis, Seth Sandronsky, Oct 07, 2009

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has until Oct. 11 to sign or veto SB 218, a bill aimed to deal with accountability and transparency in higher education.

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School Matters: Obamas Chance to Spark Real School Funding Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Tara Kini, Oct 07, 2009

President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have an unprecedented opportunity to lead real school funding reform through the federal stimulus package. The question is, will they?

Teachers Who Made a Difference

New America Media, Commentary, Various Authors, Oct 02, 2009

In early September, on schoolyards and in hallways across the country, the same excited, anxious question rings out: Who'd you get? Students know that the heart of education beats inside the individual teacher. Here are teachers who made a difference in these young writers' lives.

Berkeley HS Opens Green Academy

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Oct 01, 2009

Berkeley High School and Pacific Gas and Electric Company have partnered to open a first-of-it's-kind small school dedicated to green technology.

Who Asked Us? Dear Arnold: Sign onto Education Funding Fairness

New America Media, Commentary, Askari Gonzalez, Sep 29, 2009

A Latino high school student from San Jose calls on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign AB 8 to begin to change the disparities in funding to school districts. Traduccin al espaol

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Asian Groups Support In-State Tuition for Undocumented

New America Media, Commentary, Carmina Ocampo and Connie Choi, Sep 28, 2009

Asian undergrads make up 40 percent of all undocumented students. And they are fighting to keep in-state tuition in California.

People Over Profit: UC Students and Staff Stage Walkout

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette, Sep 25, 2009

On September 24, University of California students and faculty staged a statewide walkout at UC campuses across California. The walkout was organized to protest amounting budget cuts, which include fee increases, class reductions, and faculty pay cuts.

Male Call: Black Male Teachers are a Missing Ingredient

Black Voice News.com, News Report , Chris Levister , Sep 10, 2009

Only 2 percent of the nations 4.8 million teachers are Black men, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The shortage of Black male teachers compounds the difficulties that many African-American boys face in school.

Photo taken by TheLoop21's Raechal Leone

'Get Schooled' Shows Blacks Must Join Education Debate

TheLoop21, News Report, Raechal Leone, Sep 10, 2009

After attending the launch of 'Get Schooled,' a new Web site with resources and information for students and teachers alike, it was made apparent that African American and Latino communities are not being helped by people who understand those communities best.

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