Posts Tagged as "education"

Writing Off the ‘Bad Kids’

April 8, 2016 / By
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I am a senior at Yosemite Continuation High School in Merced, one of two continuation schools within the Merced Union High School District. While I’ve had a good experience here – compared to my previous school – Yosemite is still considered the ‘school no one wants to go to.’

#Lunches4All: Kids Should Not Go Hungry at School

March 3, 2016 / By
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Last week, I testified at the MCSD Community Forum because I felt I needed to speak up. I wanted to tell the people in charge what their changes are doing to my friends, all the kids at school, and me.

Get DACA, Pursue Your Dream Job

January 26, 2016 / By
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In order to enroll in the liberal studies program at her college, Meza needed a social security number, something she did not have because she was undocumented. To work with children, she had to pass a background check and get her fingerprints scanned. Knowing she could do neither, she feared she would not be able to graduate.

Calif. Bill Would Fund Trauma and Mental Health Services for Students

January 16, 2016 / By
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The Children Now report warns that if kids struggling with mental health disorders don’t get the treatment they need, they are more likely to be hospitalized, drop out of school and become “involved with the justice system.” The report also says that only 40 percent of children under the age of six with mental health issues get the support they need.

Future of California’s Economy In Hands of Latinos

June 23, 2015 / By
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Though the numbers are grim, perhaps the tide is beginning to turn. A bright spot: on Friday May 22nd, the 52nd Annual Commencement ceremony at Merced College took place and of the 1,180 degrees and certificate awarded, a majority went to Latinos.