Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. But officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping those they want to help from seeking the funding.
It began with a police officer trying to deal with a willful student who refused to leave the campus of Helix Charter High School. It quickly escalated into a physical altercation where the officer body-slammed the handcuffed teenage girl to the ground as she tried to get away.
A Northern California school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science fair, where it drew outrage from some students, parents and staff.
The project by a Sacramento high school student enrolled in an elite magnet program titled “Race and IQ,” questioned whether certain races lack the intelligence for the program’s academically challenging coursework.
Cal State students who are African American and the first in their families to attend college struggle most with food and housing insecurity, including homelessness, according to a new survey by the nation’s largest public university system.
Researchers surveyed a sample of the population at all 23 Cal State campuses and interviewed selected students to explore their experiences in the two areas.
The resulting report, released at a Cal State conference in Sacramento this week, found that about 2 in 10 African Americans who were the first in their families to attend college at times lacked a fixed, regular and adequate place to stay at night, which is among the federal definitions of homelessness. That number was 1 in 10 for surveyed students overall.