Common Core: Changing How Students Are Tested

EPA Today, Interview, Henrietta Burroughs, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

In this show, we examine the framework for the new Common Core-aligned test, what the goals of the test are, and how they differ from standardized tests given in past years.

Physicians Urge Better Decision Making on Dialysis

Stanford Medicine Scope, News Report, Lia Steakley, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

A growing number of nephrologists and researchers are pushing for more educated and deliberative decision making when seniors contemplate dialysis.

Los profesionales del futuro: Examen S.B.A.C

Buenas Tardes Con Celina, Audio, Celina Rodriguez, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

In this third installment of a four part series looking at Common Core in Silicon Valley (Spanish only), Buenas Tardes con Celina host Celina Rodrigues explores the new Smarter Balanced assessment that students across California began taking in March. The computer-based test will be used to measure student progress in English Language Arts and math under the Common Core standards.

Three Asian Americans Could Be in US Senate in 2017

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

Duckworth and Harris could potentially also be only the third and fourth Asian Americans outside of Hawaii to ever be US Senators, according to Wikipedia.

Feds Charge U. of Mississippi Student in Noose Incident

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

Federal authorities announced Friday that a man has been charged with civil rights crimes for placing a noose around the neck of a statue of the University of Mississippi's first black student.

Common Core Assessment a ‘New Way’ to Define Success

FilAm Star, News Report, Harvey Barkin, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

For high school principal Vito Chiala, the new Common Core-aligned assessments are a new way to define his school's success. Unlike the previous standardized test, known as the CST, the new Smarter Balanced test will also go farther in ensuring that graduation seniors are better prepared for college.

$50 Portable Media Player Helps North Koreans Bypass Censorship

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

A $50 Chinese-made portable media player is allowing many North Koreans to access and view foreign media despite the government’s tight censorship, signaling a shift in one of the world’s most isolated countries, reports Reuters.

Why I Applaud Ex-Oklahoma University Frat Levi Pettit for Confronting Racism

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

It’s been the rare day that’s passed in the now more than six years that Obama has been in the White House that there hasn’t been a racially inflammatory video, photo, a sign, or some public figure popping off on race that has made a headline somewhere.

Community Determined to Reunite Korean Mom With Her Child

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

Nan-Hui Jo has experienced an outpouring of community support rarely seen by victims of domestic violence.

India's Vote Against Same Sex Relations in UN is Regressive

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 30, 2015

This vote would only apply to UN employees. It would not mean India would have to recognize same-sex marriage for its citizens.

Despite Improvements, Ohio Advocates Say Anti-Elder Abuse Funds Fall Short

Columbus Dispatch/New America Media , News Feature, Encarnacion Pyle , Posted: Mar 30, 2015

Ramona Wilson, 74, nearly killed herself after being conned out of her life savings. Financial elder abuse is growing, and some states are taking action.

Ohio Elder Abuse Mirrors National Picture of Government Neglect

Columbus Dispatch/New America Media , News Feature, Encarnacion Pyle , Posted: Mar 29, 2015

Ohio does relatively little to help Ohio seniors who are abused, neglected and exploited. Federal funding helps, but it also falls short of the growing need.

Students Brace for ‘Smarter Balanced’ Computerized Tests

India West, News Report, Lisa Tsering, Posted: Mar 27, 2015

Spring has arrived, and with it, the long-awaited Smarter Balanced Assessment, a high-tech testing system put in place in public schools as part of the Common Core State Standards. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson calls it a new era of public testing in California, and it will shake up the way students are tested each year.

Suffering in Silence-Mental Health & Older Asian American Immigrants

Asian Fortune/New America Media , News Feature, Jenny Chen , Posted: Mar 27, 2015

Older Immigrants from Asia come to the U.S. to help with their grandchildren. Many eventually face isolation and the cultural stigma of mental illness. But new programs offer help.

Solutions for Drought Are in the Hands of Residents

Korea Times , News Report, Kwang Hee Lee, Posted: Mar 27, 2015

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is encouraging people to actively participate in water conservation.

Nearly a Decade After Katrina, 81% of Homes are Rebuilt

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Posted: Mar 26, 2015

It has become painfully evident that much more time will be needed for the entire city of New Orleans to recover from the 2005 storm.

Khmerican - Connecting the Cambodian Diaspora

New America Media / VoiceWaves, News Feature, Kallayan Thuch and Adalhi Montes, Posted: Mar 26, 2015

Khmerican was one of the first media outlets to showcase alternative images of success of Cambodian Americans.

연방 거래위원회, 스페인어 구사 소비자 대상 텔레마케팅 사기 조직에 판매 금지령

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Mar 25, 2015

연방 거래위원회(FTC)는 최근 스페인어를 사용하는 소비자들을 대상으로 텔레마케팅을 통한 체중 감량 제품 판매를 한 업주들에게 판매 금지령을 내렸다.


New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Mar 25, 2015

根據3月2日發布美國聯邦貿易委員會(Federal Trade Commission)的年度報告指出,電話詐騙是美國境內最普遍發生的詐騙案。聯邦貿易委員會收到超過1500萬有關詐騙的投訴,而在2014年這些案件牽涉總金額超過17億。所有受害人中,46%在投訴時指出詐騙方式,而其中54%受害者指稱遭受電話詐騙。該報告發佈日期為3月27日。

A Reprieve for Dharun Ravi?: Sliver of Hope in N.J. Court Ruling on Bias Crime Law

News India, News Report, Ela Dutt, Posted: Mar 25, 2015

In a startling new development, the 2012 invasion of privacy conviction of an Indian American student that roiled the nation on hate crimes against gays and drew a strong reaction from President Obama, may be thrown out.

Deadline TV Editor Thinks There’s Too Much Diversity in the New Pilot Season

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Mar 25, 2015

Yes, you read correctly. The multicultural crew has taken over television, and OMG, white people won’t have jobs. The world is coming to an end.

Experts, Seniors Tell CA Lawmakers 'Hear Us' on Rising Elder Poverty

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 24, 2015

Seniors told California lawmakers, “Listen to us” at a hearing on rising poverty among elders, straining their food, income, health and housing.

FBI Joins Probe of Black Man Found Hanging from Tree in Mississippi

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Mar 23, 2015

The FBI said Friday that 30 state, federal, local investigators are probing the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi.

‘I Go to UVA,’ Martese Johnson’s Cry of Millennial Disbelief

The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Mar 23, 2015

His crime? Being African American and having the audacity to participate in St. Patrick’s Day festivities along with his white peers, many of whom can be seen making their escape, one even posing for the camera, as Johnson is handcuffed by a white officer and is getting his skull pounded into the ground by the other. #blacklivesmatter

Did the Deaths of 50 Million Indians Cause Climate Change?

Indian Country, News Report, Steve Russell, Posted: Mar 23, 2015

What if it was enough millions to change the carbon dioxide (CO2) content in the atmosphere and therefore the climate and ultimately the geology of the Earth?

새로운 아이디어와 기술로 가주 공원 살리기 나서

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Mar 23, 2015

끝으로 위원회는 “이 일이 힘든 만큼, 공원에 대한 가주민들의 관심과 노력이 절실하며, 공원관리부와 기타 공공기관, 공원 전문가, 비영리 단체, 파트너, 자원 봉사자, 가주의 인디언 부족, 기업, 시민 지도자들의 합력 또한 이 일의 성패를 좌우한다”고 전했다.

Study: Undocumented Immigrants Relying on ‘Luck’ to Stay Healthy

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 21, 2015

A study released this week by The Greenlining Institute looks at those left out of health care reform.


New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Mar 20, 2015


Salvando a los parques de California - con nuevas ideas y tecnología

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Mar 20, 2015

Parks Forward dio a conocer un conjunto de recomendaciones para arreglar lo que muchos defensores de parques han llamado una "gran crisis".

If Ferguson Stays Ferguson, Blacks Have No One to Blame But Themselves

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Mar 20, 2015

Will black residents of Ferguson vote to create change in their city? The early signs aren't good.

La Opinión: Racism Is Alive and Well in the Hispanic Community

La Opinión, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Mar 20, 2015

Univision's dismissal of Rodner Figueroa has sparked a conversation about racism in the Spanish-language press.

Schools Have Key Role to Play in Youth Voting

EdSource, News Report, Louis Freedberg, Posted: Mar 19, 2015

The appallingly low turnout of youth voters in last November's elections should raise an alarm about the future of our democracy.

La lucha contra la sequía en California, requiere más que lluvia

New America Media/El Observador, News Feature, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Mar 19, 2015

Las fuertes lluvias por sí solas no serán suficientes para restaurar el agua subterránea que necesita California.

To Fight the Drought in California, We Need More Than Just Rain

New America Media/El Observador, News Feature, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Mar 19, 2015

California regulators on Tuesday voted to ban watering lawns more than twice a week, and said restaurants could only serve water if customers request it.

미국 “ DACA 수혜자, 세금 사기 면할 수 있어”

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 18, 2015

이민자를 대상으로 한 신종 사기가 미국에서 화제다.

Equipo de estafa de telemercadeo que tuvo como blanco a hispanohablantes es prohibido por la FTC

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Mar 18, 2015

Los acusados en una táctica que se dirigía a los consumidores de habla hispana han sido prohibidos de hacer ventas telefónicas y vender productos para bajar de peso bajo un nuevo acuerdo con la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC).

Study Shows Gaping Holes in Safety Net for California’s Uninsured

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 18, 2015

Only 10 counties in California explicitly serve undocumented immigrants outside of emergency care.

Underage Drinking in Koreatown -- Is It a Problem?

KoreAm, News Feature, Steve Han, Posted: Mar 17, 2015

The binge drinking rate for Korean Americans is 25.9 percent, compared to only 16.2 percent for the general U.S. population.

El tío Sam quiere que los destinatarios de DACA eviten estafas de impuestos

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 16, 2015

Una nueva estafa contra los inmigrantes ha llamado la atención del tío Sam.

The Long Road to the NY St Patrick's Day Parade

Irish Echo, News Report, Posted: Mar 16, 2015

The Irish Echo takes a look back at New York's St. Patrick’s Day Parade which has been making headlines since its birth 254 years ago.

Memories From the Ritz: Kenneth Lima and Michael Arpan

Central City Extra, News Report, Mark Hedin, Posted: Mar 16, 2015

A double memorial at the Ritz Hotel in San Francisco's Tenderloin honored two former residents of the SRO.

La Opinión: Amendment 'Poisons' Human Trafficking Bill

La Opinión, Editorial, Posted: Mar 16, 2015

An amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 seeks to limit U.S. citizenship.

Vulnerable Latino Elders Face Shortage of Geriatric Health Professionals

Mundo Hispánico/New America Media , News Feature, Melody Miranda Aulet, Posted: Mar 15, 2015

Adbonias Bonilla’s stroke brought his life to a standstill. With few doctors trained in elder care, seniors like him face an uncertain future--in any language.

¿Quién se encargará de cuidar la salud de los ancianos?

Mundo Hispanico/New America Media , News Feature, Melody Miranda Aulet, Posted: Mar 15, 2015

Cuando Abdonias Bonilla sufrió un derrame cerebral su vida se paralizó, literalmente.

SXSW: How Black Twitter Is Changing the Narrative of Black Stories

The Root, News Report, Genetta M. Adams, Posted: Mar 14, 2015

When the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown landed in the New York Times, it was a game changer in the evolution of black Twitter.

Did AB60 Lead to a Spike in Organ Donators?

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 13, 2015

More people are now signing up to be organ donors.

Mexican Woman Running for Mayor Found Decapitated

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Mar 13, 2015

A woman running for mayor of Ahuacuotzingo in the Mexican state of Guerrero was found decapitated on Tuesday.

American Samoans Demand Right to Vote

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Michael Lozano, Posted: Mar 13, 2015

A case now before the US Court of Appeals could determine whether American Samoans are granted the right to vote.

Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 12, 2015

The IRS said Wednesday that DACA recipients are not required to have health insurance -- and won't face related tax penalties.

Univision Acts Against Racism

Media Matters for America, News Report, Cristina Lopez, Posted: Mar 12, 2015

Univision dismissed a fashion commentator hours after he made a racist remark on the national TV show El Gordo Y La Flaca.

Get Coverage and Avoid Penalties

Latino Times, Op-ed, Marco Rodriguez, Posted: Mar 11, 2015

There's a special opportunity to enroll in health insurance this year and avoid paying a penalty to Uncle Sam.

The Saga of Sen. Bob Menendez

AL DÍA NEWS, News Report, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Posted: Mar 11, 2015

The way media are covering Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) echoes Anglo stereotypes of Latin Americans.

BBC Rape Documentary Misses the Point

New America Media, Commentary, Sakhi for South Asian Women, Posted: Mar 11, 2015

The BBC documentary on a December 2012 gang rape in India presents a flawed understanding of violence.

Asegure su salud y evite multas

Latino Times, News Report, Marco Rodriguez, Posted: Mar 11, 2015

Por primera vez, las personas que no tengan seguro médico podrían tener que pagar una multa al presentar su declaración de impuestos.

Native Voters -- The Beginning of a Powerful Trend

Indian Country Today, Commentary, Mark Trahant, Posted: Mar 10, 2015

American Indians and Alaska Natives are part of the new majority because we are younger and growing faster than an older white population.

Study: Gentrification a 'Real Threat' in Richmond

Richmond Pulse, News Report, RP Editors, Posted: Mar 10, 2015

As concerns about affordable housing and gentrification grow in Richmond, a new study finds that it may not be too late to prevent residents from being displaced.

Shut Down of Mental Health Clinic Also Spells End for In-House Paper

North Star News , Profile, Frederick Lowe, Posted: Mar 09, 2015

When the City of Chicago closed the Woodlawn Adult Health Center in 2012, the Woodlawn Connection, a monthly newspaper founded by a client, also folded.

'Age of Dignity' Author, Caregivers Call for Home-Worker & Immigrant Rights

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 09, 2015

Author and MacArthur “genius” Ai-Jen Poo joined eldercare workers to call for job rights and immigration reform as they serve a fast-aging U.S. population.

As America’s Attention Wanes, Democracy Growing in Africa

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Mar 08, 2015

The U.S. and other western powers are largely ignoring Africa, even as democratic movements are quietly spreading throughout the continent.

Environmental Movement Feeling the Heat - To Diversify

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 06, 2015

A Green 2.0 study found that people of color did not exceed 16 percent of staff at any environmental organization surveyed.

Common Core: Teaching the Teachers

EPA Today, News Report, Henrietta Burroughs, Posted: Mar 06, 2015

Educational teaching methods are changing dramatically with the nationwide adoption of the Common Core Standards. But how are teachers being trained to use these standards in their classrooms? On this latest edition of Talking with Henrietta, the show's three guests share their experiences and their views on how teachers are being prepared and some of the challenges they face.

Immigrant Rights Groups Serve FOIA Request to Uncover Truth About ICE's "Discontinuation" of Secure Communities

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Mar 06, 2015

ICE's new "PEP" program has been criticized for having the same flaws as the failed Secure Communities program.

ESL Teachers Improvise Under Common Core

El Observador, News Report, Veronica Avendano, Posted: Mar 06, 2015

The sweeping changes in education under the new Common Core State Standards have yet to catch up with teaching materials for ESL instructors. That leaves educators with little choice but to spend extra time creating their own lesson plans, sometimes from scratch.

LA’s Korean “Well-Dying” Program Counters End-of-Life Planning Taboo

Korea Daily/New America Media , News Feature, Nicole Chang, Posted: Mar 06, 2015

The “Well-Dying” program advance-care planning in Los Angeles is helping Korean elders challenge their culture’s taboo on discussing death.

DHS Funding Feud Ends: How It Hurt GOP’s Image with Latinos

VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Mar 05, 2015

Republicans in Congress dodged a partial shutdown of DHS when they passed a clean funding bill.

Documentary Puts Smog on Front Pages of Chinese Newspapers

China Daily , News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2015

A former celebrity TV presenter has released a self-funded documentary about smog, inspired by her sick daughter.

Los profesionales del futuro: Una manera revolucionaria de educar

Buenas Tardes Con Celina, Audio, Celina Rodriguez, Posted: Mar 04, 2015

The Common Core poses significant challenges not just for students, but also for teachers and administrators alike. In this radio segment (Spanish), we hear a variety of perspectives on how educators in Silicon Valley are adjusting to the new standards.

Saving California Parks - With New Ideas and Tech

New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Mar 04, 2015

California state parks are in trouble. And the solution may lie in the state's young, diverse and urban population.

For Teachers, Common Core Presents Many Questions, Tough Answers

CaliToday, News Report, Giang Phan, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

Beginning this month, students around California will begin taking the official version of the new Common Core assessment. The test will be the first gauge of how well schools are implementing the new and more rigorous standards. And that has some teachers concerned.

Pending Deportation of Korean American Adoptee Highlights Major Loophole in Immigration Law

Angry Asian Man, News Feature, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

By his own admission, Adam Thomas Crapser has had a difficult journey; but through it all, he has worked hard to create what he calls a “a semblance of a ‘normal’ life”.

Second Temple Attack in Washington Spreads Concern Among U.S. Hindus

India West, News Report, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

A Sanatan Dharma temple was vandalized in Washington state with windows broken and the word “fear” painted on it, less than a fortnight after another temple was attacked.

Unrepentant Delhi Rapist's BBC Interview is Fodder for Easy Outrage

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

Do we still need additional proof of Singh's bestiality? Or is it more real because it now comes with a BBC certification?

Telemarketing Scam Team that Targeted Spanish Speakers Banned by FTC

New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

The defendants in a scheme that targeted Spanish-speaking consumers have been banned from telemarketing.

Community Activists Urge More Asians to Enroll in DACA

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

Only one-quarter of Korean youth and a similar portion of Filipino youth eligible for DACA have applied.

George Takei Says Leonard Nimoy Was A Voice of Diversity

Asam News, News Report, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

Takei remembered when a cartoon version of Star Trek was proposed, the producers had no plans for including Takei or other actors of color from the show. Nimoy spoke out, according to a story in the Washington Post originally told to MSNBC.

Teacher Training Key to Delivering on Common Core

Noticias Univision 14, News Report, Melissa Hernandez, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

As Common Core implementation advances in public school across the Bay Area, much of the focus continues to be on helping students adjust. Teachers, however, also face challenges in this process and have been working together to come up with often innovative ways of effectively teaching the new standards. Teacher training has in fact become one of the most important aspects of successfully implementing the Common Core. (Spanish only)

Media Matters to Combat Conservative Misinformation Targeting Hispanics

La Opinión, News Report, Yurina Melara, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

Bilingual experts are launching a project to combat distortions and stereotypes of Hispanics in the media.

Common Core - Một thách thức lớn cho học sinh khi kỳ thi đang tới gần

CaliToday, News Report, Giang Phan, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

Cambrian School District Assistant Superintendent of Ed Services Linh Nguyen says work on Common Core implementation in his district is progressing. (Vietnamese)

Principals Become ‘Lead Learners’ Under Common Core

FilAm Star, News Report, Harvey Barkin, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

Cynthia Rapaido is the first Filipino-American Principal at South San Francisco High School and 2013 California Assistant Principal of the Year. Despite her tenured career, she said she froze while watching one of her teachers during a recent Common Core math class.

US Proposes Effort to Analyze DNA from 1 million Americans

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

In the near-term, the goal of the analysis is to create more and better cancer treatments, said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, according to Reuters. In the longer term, the project would provide data on how to individualize treatments for various diseases.

The Next Generation of Women in STEM

Long Beach VoiceWaves, Commentary, Karen Marin, Posted: Mar 01, 2015

High school junior Karen Marin writes that even as more of her female peers are pushing the career envelope, few are doing so in STEM fields.