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  • Senator Wieckowski names Latinas in STEM Nonprofit of the Year

    Inspiring students and professionals to pursue and excel in a career in STEM fields is the organization’s primary goal Sacramento – Latinas in STEM, an organization seeking to inspire and empower Latinas in K-12, college and professional careers to pursue and thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)...
  • Local Organizations Partner to Give 200 Students Paid Internships

    The SVO, City of San Jose, and the work2future Foundation partner with four local school districts to connect 200 high school students to paid summer internships   San Jose, Calif—The Silicon Valley Organization announced this week that through a partnership between the City of San Jose, Strive San Jose,...
  • ALPHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ TEACHER RESIDENCY PROGRAM DOUBLES IN SIZE

    Now in its second year, mentor-based preparation program combats hiring challenges  EAST SAN JOSÉ, Calif. – While most schools across California are struggling to find enough teachers, an Alpha Public Schools initiative to get more highly effective educators leading San José classrooms, Project 408, more than doubled in size....
  • Arkansas ‘Dreamers’ Awaiting Trump Decision on DACA

    Mark Richardson Public News Service LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Thousands of young Hispanics in Arkansas are living in fear of what the future might bring under President Trump’s changing immigration policies. It is particularly difficult for the state’s almost 5,000 young undocumented immigrants who are part of or eligible...
  • Students Protesting Education Pick Arrested

    Veronica Carter Public News Service CHICAGO – Seven college students were arrested on Tuesday after they refused to leave the lobby of the Federal Building in downtown Chicago. They were among hundreds of people who gathered to protest President Donald Trump’s choice of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Education Secretary....
  • Progress Slow Making U.S. Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students

    Eric Galatas Public News Service CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for their LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, but the nation’s middle and high schools can still be described as “hostile environments,” according to a new survey by the...
  • New Efforts in Education Highlight Push for East Side Students

    Estephany Haro El Observador Yerba Buena high school students and members of the East Side high school district came together last Thursday to welcome ALearn and its new program, Catalyst to College. This new program was funded through a $500,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and...
  • Student Athletes Emulate the Pros in Abusing Prescription Painkillers

    NewsUSA Sometimes we’re so caught up in all the pro sports stars whose lives have been wrecked by misusing prescription painkillers that we forget the problem extends down to the amateur level. And, yes, that does mean college and even high-school sports. At least one study put the number...
  • Fear Holding Back Students of Color

    Veronica Carter Public News Service SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A study done by youth researchers cites fear as a major barrier to wellness for students of color. Youth of color represent the fastest growing segment of the United States’ child population, and, according to America’s Promise Alliance, fear and less...