Education is a national security issue

Leadership Long Beach is a nonprofit which every year gathers leaders from different organizations meet to discuss their viewpoints about crucial areas in need of education reform.  Organizers discussed graduation rates, parental involvement, support from school administrators, and boosting student morale by reforming discipline policies.  In what way is education a national security issue?  Hear from […]

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Sacramento’s school district gets a D+

Earlier this month, the third-annual District Report Card was published, giving a letter ranking to the largest school districts in California. The highest grade of any listed Sacramento school district was a D+.  The firm calculating these rankings suggested that because these counties have high percentages of low-income students, schools need to place a stronger focus […]

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Governor Brown signs bills to relax strict school discipline policies

Student activists in Boyle Heights and elsewhere have fought for years against what they view as unjust school discipline practices, which often included costly “truancy” tickets for  students who arrived late to school. Their concerns reached the desk of Governor Jerry Brown in school reform bills last week. Read about the four new laws on Boyle […]

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