New DREAM Act bill proposal raises hope among DACA educators for undocumented students
The introduction of a new Dream Act that aims to permanently legalize undocumented youth who came to the country as children, sparked optimism among DACA educators in Los Angeles. The new bill presented to Congress on Thursday would be even more generous than the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) because it would offer a...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | July 21, 2017 1:21 pm
Ed Trust’s Ryan Smith explains ‘The California Way’ in education
At an event filled with 500 Los Angeles education leaders, Ryan Smith, the executive director of The Education Trust -West, participated as a featured speaker highlighting the urgency for ensuring that low income and kids of color get the best education possible. And how to do it with what he calls “The California Way.” That was...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | July 21, 2017 1:03 pm
High school coach uses the soccer field to get first-generation students into college
High school athletes at big schools know that sports can be a sure route to college. But for students at smaller schools that’s not as well known, especially in immigrant families where sports isn’t seen as a way to get — and pay for — a higher education. Alex Guerrero, 18, had never heard of...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | July 17, 2017 6:43 am
Getting ready for high school success: Summer program ‘coaches’ middle school students for a positive transition
Students of the “Prep for Success Summer Bridge Program” at the Huntington Park Institute of Applied Medicine (HPIAM), one of three pilot schools on LA Unified’s Linda Esperanza Marquez High School campus, wore their best formal outfits Thursday morning for their final presentations. Carlos Barrera fixed his tie as he prepared to talk about how...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | July 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Black Girls 6 Times as Likely to Be Suspended as Whites. ‘Let Her Learn’ Looks to Reverse the Trend
High School Sophomore Wins Google Contest — and $30,000 Scholarship — With Diversity Doodle
The Political Parallels and Contradictions of the School Choice, Food Choice — Er, Food Stamps — Debate
‘There’s no timeline for accountability’: LA parents tell state board the lowest-performing schools need to be improved now
Los Angeles parents traveled to Sacramento Wednesday in hopes of making sure their children’s interests will be reflected in the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which must be finalized and submitted to the federal government by Sept. 18. A mother from Compton, Esther Covarrubias, was one of a handful of parents who are...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | July 12, 2017 6:11 pm
East LA Latino youth learn how to tell their stories and defend immigrants’ rights
Latino students from East Los Angeles, community activists, and immigrant youth gathered last weekend at East LA College to discuss topics on immigrant rights and youth empowerment through community news at the “How to Empower Your Community With Mobile Stories” workshop presented by the East Los Angeles College Student Equity Program, the Spanish weekly newspaper...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 28, 2017 4:30 pm