FROM Jennifer Medina
Immigration concerns reverberate through Central Valley In the Central Valley, Donald Trump has a lot of supporters, but there are also undocumented workers who are the backbone of the farm economy. Now that they face deportation, what will that mean for the state’s agriculture?
Labor activists troubled by Labor Secretary nominee Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, has a history of anti-labor policies as CEO of the company that owns Hardens and Carl Jr’s. Worker’s rights advocates have been expressing concerns about his nomination.
Updates to CA’s K-12 History Curriculum Reflect the State’s Diversity Textbook reviews are routine, but this year, a culture clash of sorts broke out in the process in California. Teachers, education experts, and cultural groups had a lot to say about how world history should be taught in K-12 classes. They sent the state’s Instructional Quality Committee nearly 500 pages of suggestions on such issues as the correct name for India, and whether to cover the topic of ‘comfort women’ and to be more inclusive of Chicano culture. After hours of public testimony Thursday, the committee issued a framework for teaching history aimed at reflecting the diversity of the state.
LAUSD to Reduce Arrest Rate on School Campus The Los Angeles Unified School District has announced new policies aimed at reducing arrest rates on campus. This school year, LAUSD police will no longer issue citations for most on-campus fights and other minor infractions like vandalism or cigarettes. Supporters say schools disproportionately target minority students for minor rule-breaking, and that young kids end up funneled into the juvenile court system rather than being dealt with on campus. Superintendant John Deasy supports the policy, saying the district is about graduation, not incarceration. But how will school officials ensure that students and teachers stay safe, and do they have the resources to deal with students who get into trouble?
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?