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Returning Migrant Children Pose Educational Challenge in Mexico

Nov 24, 2012

In different migrant-sending regions of Mexico, educators are coping with the new challenge of teaching children of return migrants who speak little or no Spanish. In the north-central state of Zacatecas, for instance, 150 teachers began a crash course this...

After Juvenile Hall, Middle Schooler Couldn't Shed Troublemaker Label

Nov 24, 2012

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following first-person piece is part of a collaborative series produced by The Fresno Bee and The Know Youth Media, examining restorative justice programs as an alternative to suspensions and expulsions in schools. In this piece, a...

Fresno Schools Look to Oakland for Restorative Justice Model

Nov 23, 2012

 EDITOR'S NOTE: The following news feature was written as the first in a collaborative series between The Fresno Bee and The Know Youth Media, looking at the impact of Restorative Justice programs in schools.In a West Oakland classroom, a group...

Researchers Challenge ‘Idea of Intelligence’ in the Classroom

Nov 22, 2012

For low-income and minority middle school students across America the message is, all too often, “you can’t.” It’s reinforced in the classroom, in the media, among peers, and it’s also the message from education statistics: high school dropout rates are...

A 'Non-Finnomenon' -- A Real Teacher's Review

Nov 19, 2012

I finally got around to watching The Finland Phenomenon, the documentary by Tony Wagner, an Innovation Education Fellow at Harvard University, about the cold Scandinavian country that has blown away worldwide education with a snowstorm of success. Like any endeavor...

A Non-Finnomenon: A Real Teacher's Review

Nov 18, 2012

I finally got around to watching The Finland Phenomenon, the documentary by Tony Wagner, an Innovation Education Fellow at Harvard University, about the cold Scandinavian country that has blown away worldwide education with a snowstorm of success. Like any endeavor...

Oakland Schools Struggle to Overcome Academic Hump

Nov 16, 2012

Oakland Unified School District's academic progress seems to be stuck in the mud.Despite recent gains, the district is spinning its wheels in trying to reach its benchmark goals around student proficiency in core academic areas.In a recent report looking at...

Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action Overturned

Nov 16, 2012

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Michigan’s ban on affirmative action, enacted by voters in 2006, is unconstitutional.In an 8-7 decision, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit struck down the amendment to the state's constitution,...

San Francisco City College Still Risks Losing Accreditation Even After Measures Pass

Nov 13, 2012

The passage of local and state education measures last Tuesday added $11 million to the budget of City College of San Francisco for next year.But the school still faces a loss of accreditation if it fails to balance its budget...

Voter Turnout Expected to Rise Among Students

Nov 06, 2012

LOS ANGELES – It is predicted that voter turnout among young people, especially college students, will be higher than before.Political activism has been gradually rising among students, since the 2004 election between Bush and Kerry. The most recent election in...

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