Posts Tagged as "education"

Women’s Studies and the Future of America

March 14, 2017 / By
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Did you know that during the American Revolution a sixteen-year-old named Sybil Ludington rode twice as far as Paul Revere in stormy weather to deliver the message that the British troops were on their way? Ludington has received little to no recognition in history classes while Paul Revere is a household name.

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.