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Articles by Peter Schurmann

UC Student Looks to Fill Medical Gap in Central Valley

For UC Merced junior Benny Escobedo, opportunities to practice medicine in the Central Valley are only going to expand.
categories EducationHealthNeighborhoodsYouth

Behind the Beard — A New Generation of Muslim American Leaders

Salmon Hossein, a graduate student pursuing a joint MA in law and public administration, is part of a new generation of Muslim American leaders.
category Race/Ethnic Relations

California Schools ‘More Segregated Than Ever’ Study Shows

A new study shows that Latino and Black students in California are siloed by race, class and language.
categories EducationRace/Ethnic Relations

With Local Control Funding, Students Seek Greater Voice

Student leaders from around California gathered for a hearing at the State Board of Education to press for a greater role in CAs new school funding law.
categories EducationPoliticsYouth

In LA, Parents Call on District to ‘Do With Us, Not to Us’

Parents and school officials in LA welcome the state’s new school funding law, but are unsure of what a working relationship is supposed to look like.
categories EducationFamily/Inter-generational NewsPolitics

Public Pressure Prompts Change to Calif.’s School Finance Plan

Calif.’s State Board of Education proposed changes aimed at making school districts more accountable in the way to spend extra funds under the state’s new school finance plan.
category Education

Q&A: Napolitano On Diversity, Academics and the Undocumented at U.C.

UC President Janet Napolitano says it was the promise of the California dream, which is really the "American Dream on steroids," that drew her to the state.
categories EducationImmigrationRace/Ethnic Relations

Q&A: In 21st Century Economy, Why Every Student 'Needs a Great Education'

Recent initiatives aim to improve education in California, which ranks near the bottom in per-pupil spending and academic performance.
category Education

Q&A: Girls 'Invisible' in Boys and Men of Color Movement

The push to address the challenges facing boys and men of color raises the question of why a similar movement hasn't emerged for girls and women.
categories PoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

Q&A: What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Common Core

California's new education standards promise to revamp learning across the state, though preparation for the coming changes is key.
categories EducationYouth
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