Tag: Education

Archived: CA School District to Require Ethnic-Studies Course

By Albert Lin A school district in Greater Los Angeles has adopted a measure that will require students to pass an ethnic-studies course in order to graduate. El Rancho Unified School District officials believe that such coursework will help bridge differences between students and teach them more about their heritage…

Archived: Every Child Left Behind

By Chris Hoenig The No Child Left Behind Act, signed by President George W. Bush in 2001, was meant as a way to close the educational-achievement gap that left low-income studentswho are largely Black and Latinostruggling in failing schools. Thirteen years later, President Barack Obama has introduced Excellent Educators for…

Archived: First Latino-Focused Four-Year University Set to Close

By Julissa Catalan The National Hispanic University in San Jose, Calif., announced that it is closing at the end of its spring semester in 2015. “After a deliberative review process, the board has determined that because the university continues to face significant ongoing regulatory and financial challenges, the institution cannot…

Archived: Free School Lunches for All

By Chris Hoenig Photo by USDA What if students didn’t have to deal with the stigma that many associate with receiving a free or reduced-price school lunch What if parents didn’t have to worry about sharing their income levels with school administrators What if EVERY student got a free lunch…