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States Move on Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

Feb 17, 2012

Despite tough economic times and a hostile political environment, immigrant rights activists are forging ahead, and having success, pushing a pro-immigrant youth agenda at the state level. And while many other pro-immigrant state policies fall to the wayside, state bills...

School Nurses Become Medical Safety Net

Feb 03, 2012

 NEWMAN, Calif.--When Bernice Arnett accepted a school nurse position with the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District seven years ago, people suggested the job would entail little more than applying Band-Aids to boo-boos.But as the sole medical provider for seven schools...

DREAMers Declare Undocumented Youth Mental Health Day

Jan 31, 2012

 Immigrant youth around the country are holding vigils as part of “Undocumented Youth Mental Health Day” in response to the imminent deportation of Yanelli Hernandez, a young undocumented immigrant who has attempted suicide while in detention. Hernandez is slated for...

Op-ed: Waiver for NCLB the Right Choice for California

Jan 26, 2012

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Around this time every year, millions of parents in California are working through the school enrollment process. Unfortunately, while many don’t have a choice regarding what school their child will attend, those who do often find their...

Obama's State of the Union: Eleven Sentences Too Short

Jan 25, 2012

BERKELEY, Calif. -- As President Obama delivered his third State of the Union Address, the 11 sentences he dedicated to addressing my current immigration status did little to instill in me any more optimism than did similar statements from the...

Transitional Kindergarten Facing the Ax under Brown’s Proposal

Jan 16, 2012

Traditionally, the New Year brings resolutions to accomplish a variety of tasks, but due to California’s budget woes, this new year starts with bad news in the early childhood education realm. A new pre-kindergarten program supposed to take off this...

Effort to Repeal CA Dream Act Fails

Jan 06, 2012

A campaign to place a referendum on the November ballot to repeal California's newly enacted Dream Act has failed to gather enough signatures, according to Republican state Assembly member Tim Donnelly, R-San Bernardino, who led the “Stop AB 131″ campaign....

Uncertainties Hover Over California DREAM Act

Jan 06, 2012

RICHMOND, Calif.---Despite the announcement of Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law the California DREAM Act last October, students applying for colleges at Richmond High School’s College and Career Center showed a muted response towards legislation that may benefit undocumented students...

New York Struggles to Educate Indigenous Mexican Immigrants

Jan 05, 2012

MÉRIDA, Mexico – Critics of Mexico have, for more than seven decades, complained that the Mexican government has not done enough to provide education to its indigenous peoples, leaving them to languish in poverty.Across the political spectrum – from U.S....

44 Years After Walkouts, Are Latino Students Better Off?

Jan 02, 2012

The following commentary was produced by South Kern Sol, a new, hyperlocal online outlet for youth reporting on community health issues in South Kern County.  It is a project of New America Media, and is supported by The California Endowment...

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