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Save CA Residents from a Language Drought: Vote 'Yes' This Fall

American Anthropological Association | Posted 08.08.2016 | Los Angeles
American Anthropological Association

This post was authored by: Netta Avineri, Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; Susan ...

Progress for Children's Health

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are.

To the Opponents of California's 'Diaper Mandate'

Mike Heenan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Mike Heenan

As a state that has been, historically, on the forefront of many a cultural revolution, I say we raise our diaper-clenching fists in solidarity with dads everywhere!

This State May Overturn Its Bilingual Education Ban

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

A law banning most bilingual education in California schools may be overturned by a new bill, restoring efforts to address language barriers in a stat...

Fourth Graders Change the Way School District Handles Unused Food

Josue Barrios | Posted 06.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Josue Barrios

Two young ladies at Jaime Escalante Elementary School in Cudahy have changed the way a school district looks at unused food. Children need to know they can make a difference. Leadership, like compassion and kindness, transcends age and gender.

Is Public Education Still Free If It Costs Money?

Posted 07.29.2011 | Education

An Ohio school district is the latest to implement a controversial "pay to play" policy, reports The Wall Street Journal. Medina Senior High, faced wi...