Thu June 21, 2012

Lawmakers Question Metro State’s Illegal Tuition Rate

Metro State College of Denver

State lawmakers grilled Metro State College of Denver officials on its new tuition policy for illegal immigrants on Wednesday. Republicans on the joint budget committee are critical of the policy saying it goes against state law.

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Tue June 19, 2012

2013: Year of the Student

Creative Commons

2012 may only be half over but education advocates are already proclaiming 2013 the year of the student. They recently kicked off an effort to engage the public about the danger of current cuts to K-12 schools and higher education.

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Fri June 15, 2012
The Two-Way

An L.A. Preschool Graduation Turns Into A Brawl

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 1:09 pm

A screen shot of a Youtube video.

As the father of an almost 3-year-old, I know the preschool years can get pretty rowdy.

But what happened during a Los Angeles preschool graduation ceremony is almost unbelievable:

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Thu June 7, 2012


Thu June 7, 2012
Youth Radio

Calif. School District Finds Gentler Path To Discipline

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 4:57 pm

A gavel rests in a makeshift courtroom at Richmond High School in Richmond, Calif. The local school district has cut the number of student suspensions in half in six years by adopting a youth court program and other new discipline methods.
Robyn Gee

Each school year, more than 700,000 California students — predominantly black and Latino — are suspended or expelled.

Robert, a talkative sixth-grader in the city of Richmond, has been suspended three times from his elementary school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. If he gets suspended one more time, he says, he might get expelled. [NPR has withheld his last name because he is a minor.]

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