April 9, 2007 | Work with Dignity
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), and McDonald's USA, working with McDonald's produce suppliers, today announced plans to work together to address wages and working conditions for the farmworkers who pick Florida tomatoes. Beginning in the 2007 growing season, McDonald's USA, through its produce suppliers, will pay an additional penny per pound for Florida tomatoes supplied to its U.... Keep reading »
March 30, 2007 | Education
Two articles concerning the new LAUSD were recently published in Learning Power.  One of the articles is by NESRI's Liz Sullivan and speaks to the LAUSD Board of Education adopting a new discipline policy on February 27, 2007.   The new policy aims at reducing suspensions through "positive behavior support" that prevents and constructively intervenes in student misbehavior. Read... Keep reading »
March 22, 2007 | Education
Read an article in El Diario citing the NESRI document on excessive discipline in schools in New York City. Read the entire article. Keep reading »
March 22, 2007 | Education
"Public school in New York or Los Angeles can be more like boot camp, students say in a wide-ranging disciplinary study released yesterday." Read the rest of the article. Keep reading »
March 21, 2007 | Education
New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum says the Department of Education must do more for abused school children.  Read the article and watch a clip of Gotbaum. Keep reading »
February 28, 2007 | Education
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a new, districtwide discipline policy aimed at decreasing the number of students suspended and kept after school for misbehaving.  Read an article in the Los Angeles Times describing the new policy. Keep reading »
February 6, 2007 | Education
"Parents and educators propose an innovative approach to fixing New York’s public schools: rebuild the system using human rights." Read "Education, by Rights," an article by Cecilia Blewer and NESRI's Liz Sullivan. Keep reading »
October 30, 2006 | Housing
In late October 2006 eight delegates from New Orleans, LA and Biloxi, MS left on a trip to meet with activists in Thailand and Indonesia. Here is a photo from their trip! Latosha Brown, Sam Jackson, Rev. Frederick Fields, Rev. Lois Dejean, Nathalie Walker and Vicky Cintra in Plaa... Keep reading »

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