Category Archives: Policy Articles

This category includes articles posted by groups for discussion in class.

The Poverty Myth | Teaching Tolerance

Check out this article from Teaching Tolerance magazine regarding stereotypes associated with poverty. The Poverty Myth | Teaching Tolerance. Advertisements

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March 19 Policy article from Maddie, Darcy, Michaela & Allie

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a piece of federal legislation signed into law by President Obama. A provision in the PPACA will require that “group health plans and health insurers completely cover various preventive services”, such … Continue reading

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March 19 Policy Article from Jesika, Menetta & Natalie: Transitional Kindergarten

Click image below to read the article for Monday, March 19. 1.) Identification of the policy makers: Senator Simitian and Senator Stienberg, Principal Co-Authors: Senators Pavely and Runner, Assembly Members Brownley and Mendoza 2.) Indication of the jurisdiction of the … Continue reading

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Danielle, Meagan, Megan & Gracie’s Policy Article

Here’s their article: Kids Need an Early Start. Here is their summary with the questions. This article talks about the benefits of universal preschool, in relation to Alberto Torrico’s California universal preschool plan which is to expand public education from … Continue reading

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Article for February 29 from Patrice, Melissa & Talisa-Marie

USDA To Require Healthier Meals In Schools With Updated Nutrition Standards Less salt and fat. More whole grains, fruit, veggies and low-fat dairy. This is what kids can expect in the school lunchroom soon, according to new nutrition standards for … Continue reading

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Article for Feb. 27 from Kristin, Samantha, Brenna & Cheryl

“Nudging Schools to Help Students With Learning Disabilities” Here’s the article. This article gives a basic understanding of the IDEA 2004 piece of legislation and also gives advice to parents, from a parent and professionals, on how to work with … Continue reading

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Article for Feb. 22 from Esperansa, A’Lisa & Katherine

Poverty— Esperansa, Alisa and Katherine Here’s the article. Summary: The Census Bureau sets the standards for the household income requirements for these programs. The targets are individuals who live below the poverty line (including unemployment) by making it difficult to … Continue reading

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