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A University Invests $10 Million in Working Families

A University Invests $10 Million in Working Families

READING, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students’ attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college. “You need to make sure [...]
Multilingual Resources Aid Youth in Fla. With Tuition Law  Undocumented students, their families and college officials in Florida now have access to information in English, Spanish and Kreyol that will help answer questions about the state’s new “Tuition Equity” law.  The law, which went into effect on July 1, sets guidelines as to who qualifies for in-state costs for higher education. Organizers of [...]
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Calif. Schools Must Teach English Learners, Judge Rules  The state of California must give meaningful access to tens of thousands of underserved English learners in school districts as the law requires, civil rights groups and attorneys said Tuesday, citing a judge’s ruling.  On Aug. 12, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant responded to a lawsuit from families charging that the [...]
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Bilingual Forum About College Access to be Held on Aug. 19  Attending college and paying for tuition will be two key topics during a live national broadcast, which will be conducted in Spanish and English, on Aug. 19, a California public radio network has announced. The student debt crisis also will be discussed.  The Radio Bilingue forum, part of the network’s “Diploma in Hand” series, [...]
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Low-Income Students Thrive With Meals at SchoolsAs Alabama children head back to school this month, many will be able to leave their lunch money at home. Nearly 143,000 children in more than 20 high-poverty school districts can eat free breakfast and lunch this fall thanks to the new Community Eligibility Provision - which is often referred to as community eligibility. This program is [...]
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Whites, the New Minority in America’s ClassroomsKENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom in Pennsylvania’s wealthiest county says “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. The children and [...]
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Racial Diversity Receives Boost With Court ApprovalAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus, the latest in an ongoing case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court last year only to be sent back [...]
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Chicago Parents Stand Up for Loved Ones – Their KidsFamilies in Chicago’s public schools have experienced trying times recently. Last year, about 13,000 students were displaced after school officials closed nearly 50 campuses and cut tens of millions of dollars in the face of a budget deficit. Last month, officials announced that the jobs of more than 1,100 employees of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) [...]
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A Reflection – on Better U.S. High School Graduation RatesLike high schools across the state and nation this summer, North Texas campuses have finished graduation season. As a former school board member in one of those districts, I can say there was no more meaningful experience than handing out diplomas to bright-eyed students as they crossed the stage. It is, after all, the moment [...]
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Arkansas Parent: Rural Schools Give Life to CommunitiesOn April 10, busloads of students, parents, educators and patrons wearing their yellow-and-black Road Runner insignia made the 120-mile trip to the Arkansas state Capitol to listen as the Arkansas Board of Education voted to close the doors of their school. They silenced possibly forever, formal education taking place in another rural Arkansas community. The [...]
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