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Two Farmworkers’ Daughters, Two Paths to Higher Education

Jan 25, 2013

COACHELLA, Calif. – Cristian Cabrera was working in the grape fields with her family last summer, saving money for the fall semester, when she received a text from a friend.“Have you heard the good news?”The news was life-changing for Cabrera...

ACLU Warns It Will Sue CA Over Underserved ELL Students

Jan 24, 2013

Pictured above: Mark Rosenbaum of the ACLU announced possible legal action against the state of California for failing to offer English language learners equal opportunities.Photo: Aurelia Ventura / La OpiniónOne in four students in California is an English Language Learner...

ACLU Warns it will Sue CA Over Underved EL Students

Jan 24, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union of California and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center threatened yesterday to sue the state within 30 days if it doesn’t ensure that school districts provide more than 20,000 students with limited English proficiency the...

California Drops to 49th in School Spending

Jan 14, 2013

California tumbled two more spots, to 49th in the nation in per-pupil spending, in Education Week’s latest annual Quality Counts report, released last week. The ranking, which includes Washington, D.C., and the 50 states, covers spending in 2010 and thus...

With Taft Shooting, Small Towns No Longer a Safe Haven

Jan 12, 2013

Editor’s Note: Following the December tragedy in Newtown, Conn., another small town, Taft, Calif., is reeling from a school shooting this week. Students in the surrounding Kern County, at the southern end of California’s rural Central Valley, say the incident...

In CA, Standardized Teacher Evaluations Trip Over Wealth Gap

Jan 10, 2013

Veronica Marquez teaching her 5th grade students at Harmony Elementary in South Los Angeles. Image by J. Emilio FloresLOS ANGELES – As California tries to come up with a more robust way of evaluating teachers, the biggest hurdle could be...

How Will Obama Take on Student Loans?

Jan 07, 2013

Between now and the inauguration on Jan. 21, The Root will be taking a daily look at the president's record on a number of policy issues, including his first-term accomplishments and what many Americans hope to see him accomplish in...

Federal Cuts to Education Left Unresolved

Jan 02, 2013

Congress’ New Year’s Day drama, ending a stalemate over extending tax cuts for all but the wealthy, delays rather than resolves an across-the-board 8.2 percent decrease in federal education spending. That’s the spending piece of the “fiscal cliff” that Congress...

In Fixing Schools, Bay Area City Looks to Harlem Model

Dec 24, 2012

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Gerardo Ramirez wants to be a forensic crime scene investigator. An avid fan of TV dramas like Criminal Minds and CSI, the 16-year-old is bussed every day from Tennyson High School in Hayward, Calif. to a regional...

In Bay Area City, Fixing Schools Means Fixing the Neighborhood

Dec 24, 2012

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Gerardo Ramirez wants to be a forensic crime scene investigator. An avid fan of TV dramas like Criminal Minds and CSI, the 16-year-old is bussed every day from Tennyson High School in Hayward, Calif. to a...

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