Posts Tagged as "education"

Reversing the Stigma Around Continuation Schools

March 13, 2017 / By
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Students at Yosemite do the same work as students at non-continuation schools like Golden Valley or Merced High. The only major difference I noticed was Yosemite students don’t receive homework. I think this might be for the better - and a study by Concordia University showed that homework does not help students effectively in just about any way.

BHC Merced, Community Partners Celebrate Wins While Preparing for Challenges Ahead

December 21, 2016 / By
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Above: Merced community organizers and residents gather in support of Building Healthy Communities #Health4All campaign in April.

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.