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What is a positive school environment?

A « positive school climate » is said to decrease absenteeism, suspensions, substance abuse, and bullying, and improves students’ motivation for learning. A « negative school climate » contributes to bullying, dropout rates, and mental health problems among students.  51 mots de plus

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Staying a family after deportation

Roughly 4.5 million U.S. born children are estimated to have at least one parent who is undocumented. Recent policies have provided some relief, but those laws offer little relief to the many families already broken up by deportation. 135 mots de plus

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Teens that try e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke

A new study focusing on Los Angeles high school students suggests that teens who try electronic cigarettes are more than twice as likely to move on to traditional tobacco as those who never try vape pens. 64 mots de plus

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Community groups press for Health For All

A vociferous coalition of advocates for undocumented residents rallied at a Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting to support senate bills that will provide health insurance to undocumented California residents.The Health For All bill (SB 4) is approaching finalization after being passed by the State Senate and Senate Appropriations Committee.  51 mots de plus

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Three years later

On the three-year anniversary of the last big Chevron refinery fire, city officials, community leaders and residents gathered to recollect their memories of that day, and to remind each other that keeping the city safe from environmental menace is an ongoing challenge. 40 mots de plus

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