Nearly 1 in 4 students at this L.A. high school migrated from Central America — many without their parents

By Cindy Carcamo Gaspar Marcos stepped off the 720 bus into early-morning darkness in MacArthur Park after the end of an eight-hour shift of scrubbing dishes in a Westwood restaurant. He walked toward his apartment, past laundromats fortified with iron bars and scrawled with graffiti, shuttered stores that sold knockoffs and a cook staffing a […]

Don’t penalize immigrants for following the law

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court gave a split 4-4 vote regarding President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans initiative and his expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Taken together, these executive orders aim to give some 5 million undocumented workers temporary work permits and an effective shield from deportation. But the […]

Every State Represented: 700+ Moms, Children from Across U.S. Hold “Play-In” Protest on Capitol Hill Urging Action on Climate, Air Pollution

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Raising the alarm about asthma attacks, infectious diseases, premature deaths, and other health impacts of climate change, an estimated 700 moms and kids gathered in a park on Capitol Hill today to hold a “Play-In” protest. Organized by Moms Clean Air Force, the families called for action climate change […]

UTSA researcher Sharon Nichols assesses impact of current educational policy

The diversity of American classrooms has expanded over the last 10 years but educational policy hasn’t kept pace, says Sharon L. Nichols, associate professor of educational psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). “The average American classroom has become increasingly diverse,” Nichols said. “The social contexts in which our students and youth learn […]

Adolescent birth rate drops across all racial groups

The Pew Research Center data shows Hispanics are the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. About one-third, or 17.9 million, of the nation’s 55.3M Hispanic population is younger than 18, and about a quarter, or 14.6 million, of all Hispanics are Millennials (ages 18 to 33 in 2014). As NLCI reviews […]

Fact Sheet: Education Department Releases Proposed Regulations to Encourage Better and Fairer Tests, Reduce Burden of Testing

One essential part of educating students successfully is assessing their progress. Done well and thoughtfully, assessments are tools for learning and promoting equity. They provide necessary information for educators, families, the public, and students themselves to measure progress and improve outcomes for all learners. Done poorly, in excess, or without clear purpose, however, they take […]

Latina Veteran Publisher Releases Second Bilingual Aviation Children’s Book

“Captain Mama’s Surprise” follows four-time award –winning “Good Night Captain Mama” and ignites imaginations through STEM concepts and art   San Francisco, CA – July 5, 2016 – Independent educational publishing firm Gracefully Global Group announces the national release of a unique contribution to children’s literature and the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement. Inspired by the military aviation […]

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