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Shirin Parsavand is a freelance journalist living in western Riverside County. She previously reported on education, local government and politics for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, and before that for newspapers in Massachusetts and New York.

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Juan Sepulveda, director of the White House Initiative on<br /> Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, speaks Friday at Santa Ana College at a conference on the Latino achievement gap | Courtesy of the Santa Ana Unified School District
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Progress for Latino Students, but Concern about Falling Back Amidst Budget Cuts

Latinos make up nearly half of the K-12 students in Orange County public schools and more than half of public school students statewide
Writer and radio commentator Jim Hightower speaks at the Orange County Progressive Summit | Photo by Shirin Parsavand
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Orange County Progressives Gather, Embrace Being 'Agitators'

Many at the second annual Orange County Progressive Summit were more focused on local and state issues. Others took the long view.
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