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Want to Fix U.S. Schools? Look to Native American Communities

Want to Fix U.S. Schools? Look to Native American Communities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hidden in a corner of this city, amid a gleaming office park, strip malls, vacant lots, Interstate 40, and perhaps the city’s nicest Starbucks, is a two-story school that holds one of the country’s most promising educational models for Native American students. The Native American Community Academy sits in New Mexico’s biggest […]

A Native American School Develops Future Leaders

A Native American School Develops Future Leaders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If you want to understand the Native American Community Academy, a good place to start is its relationship with one of this city’s pioneering grassroots organizations, Americans for Indian Opportunity. The academy, which is often simply known as NACA, has been working with Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) since before its first school […]

Unions for Teachers Score Supreme Court Win in Fee Case

Unions for Teachers Score Supreme Court Win in Fee Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, conservative opponents of labor unions on Tuesday lost a high-profile Supreme Court dispute they once seemed likely to win. The justices announced they were divided 4-4 in a case that considered whether unions representing government employees can collect fees […]

Opinion: Education Works When Schools Truly Inform Parents

Opinion: Education Works When Schools Truly Inform Parents

Last spring, the mother of an eighth grader living in a community just outside of Brownsville, Texas, went to the offices of her daughter’s school. A tall, strong and stern looking woman, the mother is a respectful, patient and kind person. After three trips to the office, the mother finally got an appointment with the […]

‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Program Aims to Keep Youth in School

‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Program Aims to Keep Youth in School

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is hoping that caring mentors will help stop students from skipping school.  The Obama administration announced plans Friday to connect more than 1 million students who miss major amounts of school time with mentors in hopes of turning that around. Officials say that as many as 7.5 million children […]

The Case for Ethnic Studies in All Schools So Students Can Excel

The Case for Ethnic Studies in All Schools So Students Can Excel

In 2010, a coalition of students, parents, teachers, and community advocates organized to win a pilot Ethnic Studies course in five San Francisco high schools. After implementation of the pilot, we continued to work together to evolve the curriculum and plan for its future expansion throughout district. In 2014, Sandra Fewer, a San Francisco Board […]

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