Q&A: Long Beach Unified Only District in CA to Mention Homeless Students in its Budget

Q&A: Long Beach Unified Only District in CA to Mention Homeless Students in its Budget

New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Oct 01, 2014

Long Beach Unified School District was the only district in California to reference homeless students in its plan, under a new funding law that directs more money to high need students.

Report Focuses Attention on English Learners


EdSource Today, News Report, Susan Frey, Posted: Sep 25, 2014

As accountability for student progress in California becomes more local, a new report focuses on how school districts can better educate their English learners.


UC Berkeley Student Aims to be the ‘Female, Mexican Carl Sagan’


New America Media, Profile, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 24, 2014

A Latina student at UC Berkeley is using her dual degree in Astrophysics and Media Studies to bring science programming to Spanish-language media.


Music to Their Ears - New Push for Arts Education in New Orleans


New America Media, Video, George White, Posted: Sep 17, 2014

After Hurricane Katrina, a back-to-basics education reform movement all but eliminated music instruction in New Orleans. Now there's a push to bring it back.


UC Offers New Assistance Program for Middle Class Families


UC Newsroom, News Report, Nicole Freeling, Posted: Sep 15, 2014

Thousands of UC students soon could receive a check to offset some of their college-related expenses through a new state program aimed at assisting middle-class families.


Comcast Executive VP Touts Broadband Program for Low-Income Families


New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Video by Ann Basette, Posted: Sep 11, 2014

Now in its fourth year, Comcast's Internet Essentials program has connected 1.4 million low-income Americans to broabdband Internet.


Napolitano, Community College Leaders Discuss Ways to Boost Transfers


UC Newsroom, News Report, Nicole Freeling, Posted: Sep 06, 2014

The UC president met in Merced with leaders of Central Valley-area community colleges to discuss ways to encourage more of their students to transfer to UC campuses.


UC Student Looks to Fill Medical Gap in Central Valley


New America Media, Profile, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 06, 2014

For UC Merced junior Benny Escobedo, opportunities to practice medicine in the Central Valley are only going to expand.


Court School to the Classroom -- Bill Would Help Incarcerated Kids Stay Enrolled


New America Media / VoiceWaves, News Report, Michael Lozano, Posted: Sep 05, 2014

Only 1 in 5 students exiting juvenile detention in California enroll in school within 30 days. A proposed bill, AB 2276, seeks to improve that statistic.


High Stakes Testing is 'Toxic' Warns New NEA President


New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 22, 2014

This September, Lily Eskelsen García takes the helm of the 3 million-member NEA amid heated political battles over the future shape of U.S. classrooms.

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