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Expert Says Lack of Marriage Education is Contributing to Increased Divorce Rates in America

Oct 01, 2012

Recent studies by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) indicated that the ratio of new marriages to divorce is 2 to 1. That means, for every 2 new marriages that occur, there is 1 divorce case happening.This is...

School Discipline Top Concern for Officials, Study Finds

Sep 14, 2012

Ed. Note: Every year some 400,000 students in California are suspended, while another 18,000 are expelled. The overwhelming majority, in both cases, are black and Latino students, most of who experience long-term repercussions in their academic performance. EdSource Executive Director...

Fate of Affirmative Action Hangs on Fisher v. Univ. of Texas

Sep 12, 2012

Editor’s Note: On October 10 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could upend affirmative action policies nationwide. The plaintiff, Abigail Fisher, is suing the state over her rejection for admission into the...

Fate of Affirmative Action Hangs on Fisher v. Texas

Sep 12, 2012

Editor’s Note: On October 10 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could upend affirmative action policies nationwide. The plaintiff, Abigail Fisher, is suing the state over her rejection for admission into the...

Chicago Teachers Say Strike Is About More Than Money

Sep 11, 2012

CHICAGO -- Hispanic teachers in Chicago's public schools said the Chicago teachers' strike -- the first in 25 years, which entered its second day on Tuesday -- is about more than money, reports the Spanish news service EFE. Teachers said...

For Children, Stigma of Fat Worse Than Ever

Sep 11, 2012

ORINDA, Calif. -- “She’s not fat,” my mom always used to say about my younger sister. “She is just big-boned.” For a while, that explanation worked. Then she went to kindergarten, where new words began to creep into my sister’s...

Riverside a Rockstar in Healthy School Food Movement

Sep 07, 2012

Image: RUSD Director of Food Services Rodney Taylor meets with local farmer Bob Knight of Redlands, CA. Photo courtesy of The Lunch Box.RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Lemon Herb Rotisserie Chicken, Apple Berry Chicken Salad, Vegetarian Wrap It Up -- doesn’t sound...

Higher Ed. Closed to Filipinos in Hong Kong

Aug 31, 2012

photo caption: Heidi Ricohermoso (far right) working as a waitress/server in Hong Kong.Heidi Ricohermoso grew up in the shadows of Hong Kong’s towering cityscape and, like the rest of her peers, often gazed upwards and dreamed of success. But getting...

At Affluent Suburban High School, Still Waiting for a Healthy Meal

Aug 29, 2012

EDITOR’S NOTE: Caie Kelley, 16, is a public high school student in Orinda, an affluent, suburban community in the Bay Area. With only a tiny fraction of Orinda students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches, district schools are not required...

In Sacto. Schools, Heroes in the Kitchen

Aug 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO - Gabriel Ramirez describes how he runs to get his first choice at the school cafeteria these days -- a far cry from when the only food served was "those little burrito things...I didn't even know what was...

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