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After Newtown, Central Valley Youth Want Safer Schools

Dec 22, 2012

Ed. Note: Having absorbed a week’s worth of news coverage and analyses about last Friday’s school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, teenagers from a youth group in another small town -- Merced, California -- recently gathered to share their own reflections....

The Newtown Tragedy - Is School Security the Answer?

Dec 19, 2012

Editor's Note: The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut has renewed national conversations about school safety and gun control. New America Media spoke with investigative journalist Annette Fuentes, the author of Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes the...

Vigil Honors Teacher Who Died Defending Her Students

Dec 17, 2012

Hundreds of people gathered at a vigil this weekend in Stratford, Connecticut to honor the life of Victoria Soto, a teacher who died while defending her students in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. Attendees held candles and made...

Alberto Gutierrez: Not Just a Professor, but a Teacher

Dec 17, 2012

Alberto Gutierrez has overcome many challenges on his path to becoming a professor, mentor, and most recently, earning his doctorate. Through it all, he has been driven by the hope of becoming the best teacher he can be. “I...

$1 Million Gift to Fund Undocumented Students' Scholarships

Dec 13, 2012

Many elite colleges and universities quietly are providing financial assistance to undocumented immigrant students.But perhaps the highest profile announcement of support for such students to date came this week, when the University of California, Berkeley, announced that it had received...

For Bay Area Latinos, City College Altered Life’s Trajectory

Dec 13, 2012

 EDITOR'S NOTE: The following profiles, produced by Spanish language newspaper El Mensajero, are part of an ongoing series highlighting the importance of City College of San Francisco (CCSF) -- still mired in financial troubles --  to communities throughout the city....

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Spreading Like Wildfire

Dec 09, 2012

Image: The kick-off of the Do The Math tour in Seattle on November 7, 2012, coordinated by 350.org, whose founder is author and activist Bill McKibben (pictured here in the front, center). Divestment from fossil fuel companies is a key component...

Oakland Educator Nominated for Teacher of the Year

Dec 03, 2012

Seventh grade teacher I'Asha Warfield believes in getting to know her students well and then setting high expectations for them.She believes that writing is the best tool for learning and asks her students at Oakland's Frick Middle School to write...

Agency Targeting Community Colleges Under Federal Pressure

Dec 03, 2012

The commission that accredits California’s community colleges, and has ordered City College of San Francisco to prepare for possible closure, has come under pressure from the federal government to make sure that the colleges under its jurisdiction comply in a...

The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline

Nov 26, 2012

 Cedrico Green can’t exactly remember how many times he went back and forth to juvenile. When asked to venture a guess he says, “Maybe 30.” He was put on probation by a youth court judge for getting into a fight...

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