The Education of Eddie Chavez

The Education of Eddie Chavez

New America Media, Video, Charlie Kaijo, Posted: Aug 02, 2016

With few exceptions, local and national educational reform efforts have virtually failed to address the needs of youth attending schools within juvenile justice facilities.

UC Commits $3.3 Million to Tackle Food Access Issues


UCOP, News Report, Posted: Jul 20, 2016

According to the survey, 19 percent of UC students indicated they had very low food security, which the USDA defines as experiencing reduced food intake at times due to limited resources.


Dear Mom, I Need You


WeCed Youth Media /New America Media, First Person, Alice Evergreen, Posted: Jul 06, 2016

Parents should be open-minded and accepting, especially when it comes to their trans children, but I know this is not always the case.


UC Graduates Making the Most of Opportunity Through Public Service


New America Media, Commentary, Janet Napolitano, Posted: Jun 29, 2016

This year the University of California granted bachelor's and advanced degrees to 67,000 individuals, each with stories of personal aspiration and accomplishment.

Report: Early Childhood Education Programs Key to Success of Dual Language Learners


EdSource, News Report, Susan Frey and Louis Freedberg, Posted: Jun 08, 2016

Early childhood education programs have a critical role to play in preparing children whose first language is not English to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Former Stanford Grad Mainak Sarkar Identified as Gunman in UCLA Murder-Suicide


India West, News Report, Posted: Jun 02, 2016

Sarkar, 38, drove from his home in Minnesota with a pair of guns and multiple rounds of ammunition to Los Angeles and killed UCLA engineering professor William Klug, 39, before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told CBS news affiliate KTLA-TV.

Your 4.0 GPA Won’t Protect You From Systemic Racism


The Root, News Report, Posted: Jun 01, 2016

Just ask 18-year-old Andrew Jones of Amite, La., who was denied the opportunity to serve as his class valedictorian. Even good kids get targeted by a system that penalizes black children for being themselves.


Parent Calls for Health Care Access for Spanish-Speaking Families


New America Media, News Report, Ling Woo Liu, Posted: Jun 01, 2016

As a Spanish-speaking parent, Martha faces additional obstacles beyond the challenges of parenting a child with special needs.


Rejecting Guidelines on Transgender Students Puts All Students at Risk


South Kern Sol, Commentary, Dean Welliver, Posted: May 20, 2016

School board trustees in Kern County, CA are refusing to comply with federal guidelines allowing students to use restrooms that align with their preferred gender.

Muslim Calif. High School Student Misidentified as ‘Isis Phillips’ in Yearbook


The Root, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2016

Bayan Zehlif is a Muslim high school student at Los Osos High School in California, and like most high school students, she was excited to get her yearbook. When she turned to the page that held her photo, she was shocked to see that she had been identified as "Isis Phillips."

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