10-Year-Old Gets Mission Song Stricken from California School District Curriculum

10-Year-Old Gets Mission Song Stricken from California School District Curriculum

Indian Country, News Feature, Alysa Landry, Posted: May 21, 2015

Alex Fierro, a 10-year-old Wukchumni boy is changing the way one California school district teaches Native history.

No More Tuition Hikes for UC Students as Part of Brown’s Proposal


Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

Students at the University of California are getting a two-year reprieve from threats of tuition increases.


Classroom Tech a Firewall for Spanish Speaking Parents in Silicon Valley


El Observador, News Report, Veronica Avendano, Posted: May 15, 2015

With Common Core now in place in schools across California technology is playing an increasingly outsized role in and out of the classroom. For some Latino parents in Silicon Valley, the shift presents an added firewall to engaging in their child's education.


Prop. 47's Second Battle -- Getting the Word Out


We'Ced, News Report, Claudia J. Gonzalez, Posted: May 13, 2015

The law that reclassifies some nonviolent felonies as misdemeanors has gone into effect, but many don't know it exists.


Vietnamese Parents Say They Support Common Core, But Don’t Understand It


Cali Today, News Report, Giang Phan, Posted: May 11, 2015

Vietnamese parents in Silicon Valley are generally supportive of the shift to the Common Core, even if they don't quite know what it all means.

UVA Student’s Lawyer: Officers ‘Lacked Legal Justification’ for Arresting Client


The Root , News Report, Posted: May 06, 2015

According to a report, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents charged University of Virginia student Martese Johnson with public intoxication, even though they did not believe he was drunk.


For Some FilAm Parents, Technology Rendering Children’s Education Invisible


FilAm Star, News Report, Harvey Barkin, Posted: May 04, 2015

San Jose resident Marichu Manaois wants to see her high school aged daughter Isabella succeed in school. And like a lot of Filipino parents, for Manaois that means doing things the old fashioned way - cracking the books and spending hours on homework.


More Writing, More Talking - Indian Americans Say They’ll be ‘Just Fine’ Under Common Core


India West, News Report, Lisa Tsering, Posted: Apr 30, 2015

In this fourth and final article on Indian Americans and the Common Core State Standards, produced in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and New America Media, we talk to some Indian American students and get the perspective of parents for a kind of "report card" on Common Core.


Napolitano to Gov. Brown -- ‘What Went Down Must Come Up’


New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Apr 16, 2015

UC President Janet Napolitano says the current battle with Sacramento over restoring state funding is at heart about what role the state sees for public higher education.


Common Core Assessment a ‘New Way’ to Define Success


FilAm Star, News Report, Harvey Barkin, Posted: Mar 31, 2015

For high school principal Vito Chiala, the new Common Core-aligned assessments are a new way to define his school's success. Unlike the previous standardized test, known as the CST, the new Smarter Balanced test will also go farther in ensuring that graduation seniors are better prepared for college.

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