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    Napolitano: What is the Priority for Public Higher Education in CA?

    Dec 19, 2014

    Peter Schurmann

    After the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition by 5 percent for UC students per year in November, the state responded. A bill was introduced to take power away from the Board of Regents. New America Media spoke with UC President Janet Napolitano about the tuition hike and the state's relationship to the UC.
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    Napolitano: What is the Priority for Public Higher Education in CA?

    Dec 19, 2014

    Peter Schurmann

    After the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition by 5 percent for UC students per year in November, the state responded. A bill was introduced to take power away from the Board of Regents. New America Media spoke with UC President Janet Napolitano about the tuition hike and the state's relationship to the UC.
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    How Bullying Made Me Change Schools, and How Things Could Have Been Different

    Dec 15, 2014

    Asia Foster

    Going into 7th grade I had a 4.0 GPA, made good friends, and pretty much avoided conflict with everyone. I was always making other people laugh. But, there was one classmate that I could never make smile.
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    How Bullying Made Me Change Schools, and How Things Could Have Been Different

    Dec 15, 2014

    Asia Foster

    Going into 7th grade I had a 4.0 GPA, made good friends, and pretty much avoided conflict with everyone. I was always making other people laugh. But, there was one classmate that I could never make smile.
    Continue to The Know Fresno
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    In Overcoming Trauma, a Mentor Can Make the Difference

    Dec 08, 2014

    Zenaida Barr

    It's not an exaggeration to say that my mentor saved me, but it wasn't until I started studying adverse childhood experiences at San Francisco State that I truly realized I wasn't alone.
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    In Overcoming Trauma, a Mentor Can Make the Difference

    Dec 08, 2014

    Zenaida Barr

    It's not an exaggeration to say that my mentor saved me, but it wasn't until I started studying adverse childhood experiences at San Francisco State that I truly realized I wasn't alone.
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    Community Groups Sue Kern High School District for “School to Prison Pipeline”

    Oct 30, 2014

    Alfredro Camacho

    Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Kern county resident Lori De Leon’s son was sent home from school on suspension. The offense? Not tucking in his shirt.
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    Community Groups Sue Kern High School District for “School to Prison Pipeline”

    Oct 30, 2014

    Alfredro Camacho

    Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Kern county resident Lori De Leon’s son was sent home from school on suspension. The offense? Not tucking in his shirt.
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    In a Diverse Classroom, Does a Teacher’s Background Matter?

    Oct 07, 2014

    Keirra Woods and Raeniah Windfield

    When Fresno Unified School District hired a white teacher to teach cultural studies courses at Gaston Middle School, the community was outraged. They demanded the district hire a person of color instead. The kNOw spoke with Fresno High teachers about diversity, asking them: Is it easier to relate to students of the same or different cultural bac...
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    In a Diverse Classroom, Does a Teacher’s Background Matter?

    Oct 07, 2014

    Keirra Woods and Raeniah Windfield

    When Fresno Unified School District hired a white teacher to teach cultural studies courses at Gaston Middle School, the community was outraged. They demanded the district hire a person of color instead. The kNOw spoke with Fresno High teachers about diversity, asking them: Is it easier to relate to students of the same or different cultural bac...
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    California 1st in Nation to Limit 'Willful Defiance' Suspensions

    Oct 06, 2014

    Tylyn Hardamon, Youth Radio

    California has just adopted a law that limits the way schools use “willful defiance” as a reason for suspending and expelling students. Because this category is so vague, schools have used it to suspend or expel kids for minor things like interrupting a class or speaking over the teacher.
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    California 1st in Nation to Limit 'Willful Defiance' Suspensions

    Oct 06, 2014

    Tylyn Hardamon, Youth Radio

    California has just adopted a law that limits the way schools use “willful defiance” as a reason for suspending and expelling students. Because this category is so vague, schools have used it to suspend or expel kids for minor things like interrupting a class or speaking over the teacher.
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    UC Berkeley Student, Merced Native, Aims to be the ‘Female, Mexican Carl Sagan’

    Sep 29, 2014

    Peter Schurmann

    When Ana Aceves was 12 years old, she sat on her parents’ front porch in the Central Valley city of Merced, California, looked up into the night sky and had an “out of body experience.” She saw herself on her porch, then her city, and state, planet, and finally the stars.
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    UC Berkeley Student, Merced Native, Aims to be the ‘Female, Mexican Carl Sagan’

    Sep 29, 2014

    Peter Schurmann

    When Ana Aceves was 12 years old, she sat on her parents’ front porch in the Central Valley city of Merced, California, looked up into the night sky and had an “out of body experience.” She saw herself on her porch, then her city, and state, planet, and finally the stars.
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    Court School to the Classroom -- Bill Would Help Incarcerated Kids Stay Enrolled

    Sep 05, 2014

    Michael Lozano and Jacob Simas

    If there is one group of students that has the most to gain from staying in school, it is arguably those minors transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. Yet of the roughly 42,000 youth who attend California’s juvenile court schools each year, only 20 percent successfully reenroll in a school within 30 days of their release.
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    Court School to the Classroom -- Bill Would Help Incarcerated Kids Stay Enrolled

    Sep 05, 2014

    Michael Lozano and Jacob Simas

    If there is one group of students that has the most to gain from staying in school, it is arguably those minors transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. Yet of the roughly 42,000 youth who attend California’s juvenile court schools each year, only 20 percent successfully reenroll in a school within 30 days of their release.
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    First Latina Poised to Take Helm of NEA

    Aug 28, 2014

    Michael Lozano

    A little over a decade ago, Lily Eskelsen García began her education career as a lunch lady in her native Utah. Today she is poised to take over as president of the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teacher union.
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    First Latina Poised to Take Helm of NEA

    Aug 28, 2014

    Michael Lozano

    A little over a decade ago, Lily Eskelsen García began her education career as a lunch lady in her native Utah. Today she is poised to take over as president of the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teacher union.
    Continue to Long Beach VoiceWaves
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    Crowdfunding My Way To College

    Aug 01, 2014

    Fernando Almaraz

    I managed to get into George Washington University with significant financial aid, but for my family, paying the $800 registration fee was out of our reach. My mentor suggested I try crowdfunding — which means creating an online campaign to raise money from my community and from strangers.
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    Crowdfunding My Way To College

    Aug 01, 2014

    Fernando Almaraz

    I managed to get into George Washington University with significant financial aid, but for my family, paying the $800 registration fee was out of our reach. My mentor suggested I try crowdfunding — which means creating an online campaign to raise money from my community and from strangers.
    Continue to We'Ced
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    Momentum Building for Ethnic Studies in Calif. High Schools

    Jun 25, 2014

    Oscar Bautista

    Long Beach has one of the most diverse communities in the nation, with over 400,000 people from around the world calling it home. Despite this diversity, most people don’t have any knowledge about the cultures living inside the city and how those cultures meld and impact each other.
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    Momentum Building for Ethnic Studies in Calif. High Schools

    Jun 25, 2014

    Oscar Bautista

    Long Beach has one of the most diverse communities in the nation, with over 400,000 people from around the world calling it home. Despite this diversity, most people don’t have any knowledge about the cultures living inside the city and how those cultures meld and impact each other.
    Continue to Long Beach Voicewaves
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