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Report: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Produce Highest Economic Mobility

The school with the highest percentage of Hispanic students in the state, at 92%, is Imperial Valley College. Schools enrolling the largest numbers of Hispanic students include East Los Angeles College, California State University-Fullerton, California State University-Northridge, and the University of California Riverside. -- Public News Service

Santa Monica College celebrates Graduation

Jose Alejandro Ramirez had a large group with him—“Mama Bear” (his words), a friend, sister and brother-in-law, cousins, nephews. Graduating with three Associate degrees, in business, economics, and liberal arts, Ramirez is transferring to Cal State Northridge to “keep moving forward.” This is a watershed moment for him. “I was impacted by the judicial system since I was a young kid,” he said. “I got released from an institution in Venice and applied to Santa Monica College since it was local. I have been here for two years, and I changed my life.” -- Santa Monica Daily Press

Thousands turn out for LA Pride parade’s return to Hollywood

Atkinson, a Cal State Northridge student, was beaming as she stood by her parents, who said they were horrified by recent anti-LGBTQ legislation. Her mother, Monica Bundy, said she was initially a little nervous hopping on a Metro train in the San Fernando Valley while decked out in rainbow gear, but that she quickly saw other people clearly going to the Pride parade and felt nothing but love. -- Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Don’t expect teachers to be substitute police officers when the shooting starts

Fans of arming teachers are ignoring the teachers themselves, who for the most part don’t want anything to do with guns in the classroom. Several states, including Texas, already allow individual school districts to permit teachers to carry guns. Only 300 teachers in Texas have done so — less than one in a thousand. Both the Texas State Teachers Association and the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, are opposed to arming teachers. A 2019 survey by Cal State Northridge of 2,926 teachers found that 95% said no to the idea. Most teachers believed the situation would make schools more dangerous. -- Globe Gazette

Historic Filipinotown Coffee Table Book Announced

“My vision is about who are the Filipino-Americans today as the book takes off from the Filipinotown gateway marker,” said Enrique dela Cruz, professor emeritus of Asian American Studies at CSUN. “It should consist of small photo stories about the diversity of this group, professionally, their contributions to society, and their geographic concentrations.” -- Asian Journal

Tehama County Democrats awards 3 scholarships

Sophie Parks is a member of the 2022 graduating class of Red Bluff High School. She will be attending CSU Northridge, where she will major in anthropology in pursuit of a career as an archaeological field journalist. -- Red Bluff Daily News

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 9-16

CSUN Graduate Exhibition – Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts: Artists include: Janna Avner, Jasmeet Chatrath, Kristine Daily, Ixchel Hernandez, Michael Hong, Faith Ishizuka, Myung Kang, Katherine Posada, Mariana Reyes, Katia Stewart, Codruta Tolan, Montserrat Rangel Vergara. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Artists’ reception and open studios, 3-6 p.m. June 18. Exhibit runs through June 18. Use parking Lot E6 at Halsted Street and Lindley Avenue ($8). CSUN Art Galleries in the Art and Design Center, on North University Drive between Etiwanda and Lindley avenues, Northridge. 818-677-2156. www.csun.edu/artgalleries --Los Angeles Daily News

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