Know Your Rights as a Student Advocate

Student activism has exploded in the last month as teens across the nation plan walkouts, protests, and other political statement activities. But with many students unclear on the free speech rights, the ACLU composed a helpful tool to help explain what these students can and can’t do. “With principals threatening suspensions, some students are worried […]

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Student ensures Fresno joines the Women’s March Movement

Fresno wasn’t originally on the growing list of cities preparing to host solidarity Women’s Marches the day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. So Fresno State political science major Micaela Cisneros-Nuñezgot got to work, ultimately bringing together 2,000 people in Fresno to join rallies in cities across the world. “Having this many people show […]

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Encouraging youth to vote in Fresno

When asked if he would be voting in this past election, Fresno State student Khoua Xiong said, “No, I won’t because I haven’t registered and I haven’t informed myself enough.” Xiong is like many youth who lack exposure to the key issues on the ballot; they can’t name a reason to vote when the time comes to cast their ballot. […]

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Students stage silent protest over funding concerns

Long Beach students and members of the grassroots organization Californians for Justice spoke first, then staged a “silent protest” during the district’s school board meeting.  They asked the school board to consider more high-need student involvement in allocating funds outlined in the Local Control Funding Formula.  Currently, only two of nine youth on the committee fall into that category. “We really […]

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One student, a voice for many

The Sacramento City Unified School District has a Student Advisory Council that gives students a chance to develop leadership skills, represent student interests, and join a community with students from other schools.  One student leader shares her story, on Access Sacramento.

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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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