Why I'm Thankful -- Reflections of a Farmworker's Son

Why I'm Thankful -- Reflections of a Farmworker's Son

South Kern Sol / New America Media, First Person, Leonel Martinez, Posted: Nov 27, 2014

I was an only child, living out in the country with no regular playmates. But from that loneliness came something good.

UC Regents Approve Steep Tuition Hikes


Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

ON Thursday, Nov. 20, administrators of the University of California approved tuition increases of as much as 5 percent over the next five years, despite protests from both undergraduate students and faculty, and open criticism from California governor Jerry Brown and other state legislators.

Bill Clinton: More Financial Education Needed for Youth


Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Nov 12, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton spoke to thousands of at-risk youth on Sunday, Nov. 9 about the importance of saving and spending money wisely.


California Takes on Academic Inequities for Black, Latino Students


Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Susan Ferriss, Posted: Nov 01, 2014

Students in California have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that they’ve been deprived of equal time for education in comparison to kids at other more affluent schools.


15 California School Districts Begin Serving Locally Grown Foods to Students


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 29, 2014

Last week, 15 school districts across California began serving their students school lunches made from foods grown in California and prepared freshly just for them.


UC-Backed State Loan Program Will Provide Aid to Undocumented Students


UC Newsroom, News Report, Katherine Tam, Posted: Oct 13, 2014

Undocumented UC students who qualify for in-state tuition but are ineligible for federal assistance soon will be able to borrow up to $4,000 a year.


Teen Girls Learn to Create Assisted Living Website at Summer Business Camp


Next Avenue/New America Media , News Feature, Elizabeth Isele , Posted: Oct 12, 2014

Inés, Molly and Sofia teamed up at last summer’s Entrepreneurs in Training camp to design an assisted-living website that might help their grandparents.

Malala, Satyarthi Win Nobel Peace Prize


Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Oct 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who was shot on a school bus by a Taliban gunman in 2012 is one of two recipients of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.


A Year After a Teen was Tased, Will Texas Protect Students?


Equal Voice News, News Report, Alex Ashley, Posted: Oct 10, 2014

The case of Noe Niño de Rivera still lacks a full public answer as to why a school resource officer used a taser on him at his high school in November 2013.


UC Davis Student Establishes On-Campus Undocumented Center


UC Newsroom, Video, Julia Ann Easley, Posted: Oct 07, 2014

A harsh reality once stood between Ana Maciel of Soledad, California, and her dream of a college education: She is an undocumented immigrant.

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