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Native American Tribe Races to Preserve Endangered Language

Jul 18, 2012

 Convinced that discarding their language would be tantamount to discarding their identity, members of one Indian tribe recently donated $1 million to California State University (CSU), Fresno, in an effort to save their language from extinction. The funds, which leaders...

Test Scores in Florida Up, But Are Students Really Learning?

Jul 06, 2012

MIAMI -- Declaring Florida public schools healthy, education officials in the Sunshine State have touted overall student improvements there as a direct result of education reforms involving revamped student assessment tools such as the standardized test FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment...

We Just Don’t Get It -- Education is ALL About the Teachers

Jun 28, 2012

As I often peruse articles on education, I am forever baffled by the lack of meaningful ideas about the direction it should take. The only plans seem to revolve around curtailing collective bargaining rights, evaluating teachers, tenure reform, and Mitt...

Frustration with Public Education in Vietnam Reaches Boiling Point

Jun 27, 2012

 HANOI — Dao Quoc Huy and his wife joined other anxious parents camped outside Thuc Nghiem primary school at 3 a.m. When the sun came up, the crowd crushed against the metal entrance gate until it fell — hurdling bushes...

More Blacks Than Ever to Teach for America

Jun 25, 2012

Each year the Teach for America program recruits recent college graduates to work for two years in urban and rural public schools, hoping to inspire a lifelong commitment to education. It does the job well: A 2011 study found that...

Obama Adds More Dysfunction to Broken Immigration System

Jun 19, 2012

 A timid President Barack Obama faced a group of palpably hostile White House correspondents as he announced “deferred action” for young, undocumented immigrants who have waited for years to be offered a path to citizenship through the DREAM Act. In...

Graduation Rates Up in Kern County, But Not for All

Jun 09, 2012

LAMONT, Calif. – Octaviano Salgado is a junior at Nueva Continuation High School, an alternative school in the central valley town of Lamont. It’s a last stop for many students in South Kern County struggling to graduate on time, if...

ACLU: ESL Students Segregated in School

May 31, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Dinuba Unified School District for reportedly segregating English-language learners from their peers and denying them access to an equal education. Mark Rosenbaum, an attorney with the ACLU, said this...

ACLU: ESL Students Are Segregated in School

May 31, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Dinuba Unified School District for reportedly segregating English-language learners from their peers and denying them access to an equal education. Mark Rosenbaum, an attorney with the ACLU, said this...

The Kosher Conundrum: When Healthy Lunch Meets Tight Budgets, Dietary Rules

May 31, 2012

Photo: From the “Hazon Food Guide & Food Audit Toolkit” for Jewish Inspiration, Sustainable Communities.LOS ANGELES--Every Friday is pizza day at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, a private Jewish day school in Beverly Hills. For the school’s students, who range from...

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