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Articles by Peter Schurmann

Study Puts Dollar Amount on Cost of Smoking in California

A new study from the UC San Francisco shows the costs to California of smoking top $18 billion.
categories BusinessHealth

Q&A: A Year In, Napolitano Uncovering Treasures of UC

On her first year since becoming president, Janet Napolitano says she's taken an "archaeologist's approach" to uncovering the many layers of the UC.
category Education

Q&A: Long Beach Unified Only District in CA to Mention Homeless Students in its Budget

Long Beach Unified School District was the only district in California to reference homeless students in its plan, under a new funding law that directs more money to high need students.
category Education

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
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