New Latino Majority Creates New Challenges for CA Schools

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Posted: Nov 21, 2010

Though Latinos now make up 51 percent of California public school students, "they are the ones doing the least well," one educator says.




Students Race to Save Peer Who Faces Deportation to Peru

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Posted: Nov 13, 2010

Steve Li, a nursing student at City College in San Francisco, could be deported on Monday.




Field Poll: Tight Races for CA Attorney General, Lt. Governor

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Posted: Oct 30, 2010

Harris and Cooley are deadlocked for attorney general, while Newsom narrowly leads Maldonado—but many ethnic voters remain undecided.




Meet the Candidates: CA Superintendent of Schools

New America Media, Interview, Rupa Dev, Posted: Oct 26, 2010

Next week,CA voters will decide who will take over the daunting job of leading the state’s public school system. Here, the two candidates answer questions from ethnic media.




Quake Experts Ask Ethnic Californians: Are You Ready?

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Posted: Oct 20, 2010

Experts expect a major quake to hit California at any time, and ethnic communities are among the most vulnerable and least prepared.




California’s 'Supermen': Why These Charter Schools Stand Out

New America Media, Question & Answer, Rupa Dev, Posted: Oct 05, 2010

Two California charter-school networks—Oakland-based Aspire Public Schools and LA Alliance—have delivered the highest test scores and graduation rates for some of the state’s most disadvantaged students.




Bilingual Education Pays Off, New Documentary Says

New America Media, Video, Rupa Dev, Posted: Sep 25, 2010

Although 30 states have passed English-only laws, parents are advancing a smaller but growing bilingual-education movement to sharpen their kids’ brain power.




WHO ASKED US?: UC Student Regent: Coping With A Financial Crisis

New America Media, Question & Answer, Rupa Dev, Posted: Jul 22, 2010

UC Regent Jesse Cheng discussed financial issues and how the UC system can hope to cope with severe budget cuts.




School Board Members Agonize Over Cutting School Year

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Posted: Jul 16, 2010

For school board members, the decision to shorten the school year comes on the heels of other drastic cuts.




SCHOOL MATTERS: How a Lawsuit Is Using YouTube to Save Cal Schools

New America Media, Video, Rupa Dev, Posted: Jul 15, 2010

A groundbreaking grassroots video campaign wants ethnic parents and students to tell their stories—and help change the debate on public education