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Rally at the Los Angeles Unified School District Meeting

May 15, 2013

Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Unified school board voted Tuesday to ban suspensions of defiant students, directing officials to use alternative disciplinary practices instead.

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L.A Schools Rethink Suspensions

May 15, 2013

The Wall Street Journal

LOS ANGELES—Damien Valentine was suspended from school for the first time as a seventh-grader in South Central Los Angeles, after arguing with a math teacher who had asked him to change seats.

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Bringing Restorative Justice to Mendez Learning Center

March 15, 2013

On March 15th, 2013, InnerCity Struggle hosted a lunch-time event at Mendez Learning Center in Boyle Heights to raise awareness about Restorative Justice policies. Friday’s event was part of an Educational Justice Week program where youth organizers from InnerCity Struggle have conducted classroom workshops to students at Mendez Learning Center focused on the impacts of the ‘school to prison pipeline’ and to promote higher education.

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Buscan plan para escuela Roosevelt del Este de Los Ángeles

March 1, 2013

La Opinion

Los 2,900 estudiantes que conforman el cuerpo estudiantil de la legendaria preparatoria Roosevelt del Este de Los Ángeles, debaten actualmente su futuro.

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Brown's school funding plan draws mixed reactions

February 24, 2013

Los Angeles Times

In the Anaheim City School District, where most students are low-income and struggling to learn English, teachers need special training, extra tutoring time and lots of visual materials to help their pupils achieve at grade level.

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Five Myths of Talking About Race With Your Child

February 15, 2013

RISE

I get a lot of mixed feedback when I say that adults need to learn to speak openly about race with young children. They are afraid of spoiling their childhood or crushing their natural curiosities. However, when we look at the root causes of racial inequity in this country, we see that they grow out of the lessons we learn in our earliest years. In fact, honest conversations about race have a positive impact on children, honoring their observations and lived experiences, and better preparing them to recognize and undo social injustice in their lives. Then, why don’t we do it more?

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Organizing and Partnering for School Change in East Los Angeles

January 30, 2013

Huffington Post

For more than 80 years, no new school was built in East Los Angeles. In the past several years, the efforts of a community organizing group, a dedicated group of teachers, an array of community partners, the students, and the parents converged to demand change -- and to make it a reality. Now the Esteban E. Torres High School is a beacon of hope and opportunity in this low-income, largely Latino neighborhood. InnerCity Struggle (ICS) and Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP), organizations that played key roles in the development of Torres, continue their strong partnerships with Torres to support success of the school.

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Canvassers Get Out the Vote, One Block at a Time

November 6, 2012

La Streets Blog

Election information and clipboard in hand, Evelyn Leon called out to the house as she tip toed up steps leading to the front door. She is scared of unruly dogs in people’s homes she said, so she tries to make enough noise to draw one out if its there. In the end, no one is home.

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Promueven el voto latino en Los Ángeles

November 4, 2012

La Opinion


“Jóvenes voluntarios del centro de llamas del Califonia Call Action Fund llaman a votantes lationos del Este de Los Angeles para recordarles que salgan a votar el próximo martes.”

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Elecciones en EE.UU.: os hispanos y unos 12 millones de votos sin usar

October 24, 2012

BBC


Desde abril, los voluntarios de esta organización sin fines de lucro caminan las calles para promover la participación cívica.

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