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

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, Event, Peter Schurmann, 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.


'Future is Rich' for City College of San Franciso, Says Chancellor


New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

“City College is not too big to fail, it’s too important to fail,” said CCSF Chancellor Art Tyler at a press briefing in San Francisco's Chinatown last week.


In Asia, Cheating to the Test


New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

Cheating is a worldwide phenomenon, and is a challenge even here in the United States, but in Asia it has reached near-crisis levels.


Students Grade LBUSD's Local Control & Accountability Plan


Long Beach Voicewaves, News Report, Nisa Cheng, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Parents, students and community leaders graded LBUSD on its plan for first-year implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula.

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