New School Standards Present Challenge for Refugee Students

New School Standards Present Challenge for Refugee Students

San Diego Voice, News Report, Kimetha Hill, Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Teachers worry that California's new educational standards could make refugee students fall even further behind.

Muslim Public School Holidays Will Be Observed In New York City


The Muslim Observer, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2014

Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now.


Q&A: Engaging the Latino Parent Community


New America Media, Question & Answer, Vanessa Serpas, Posted: Apr 11, 2014

Catalina Ramirez is a member of SFUSD's Parent Advisory Council, which is helping to formulate the district's new spending plan.


LA's Latino Parents 'In the Dark' About Common Core


La Opinion, News Report, Esmeralda Fabian, Posted: Apr 07, 2014

Latino parents in Los Angeles say the state’s largest school district hasn’t done enough to explain Common Core to the community.


African Americans Say 'Parent Involvement' Key to School Success


New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Apr 03, 2014

A new poll has found that black parents, when asked about education issues, cited "lack of parent involvement" as their greatest concern.


Vietnamese Parents Face Culture Shift With Common Core


Nguoi Viet, News Report, Tina Ha Giang, Posted: Apr 02, 2014

The Common Core marks a major shift for Vietnamese parents accustomed to the traditional test-based approach to education.


Technology Changing Classrooms, Some More Than Others


New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez, Posted: Apr 01, 2014

The rush to inject more technology into classrooms is leaving many students behind.


Leland Yee Helps Set Dangerous Precedent for Affirmative Action


New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Apr 01, 2014

Yee reversed his decision on an affirmative action bill after receiving an outraged letter from an Asian-American constituent group.


A Tale of Two Districts -- Common Core Implementation Addresses School Inequities


Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Charles Ding, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

Common Core supporters say it will help narrow the gap between wealthier districts like San Marino and its less affluent neighbor Garvey School District.


San Diego School Bucks Trend, Hires Music Teacher for Common Core


Enlace, News Report, Irasema Mayoral, Posted: Mar 25, 2014

The principal at J. Calvin Lauderbach Elementary in Chula Vista says music instruction has enhanced his school’s implementation of the new standards.

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