migrant workers http://www.kplu.org en Judge: Sakuma Brothers Farms Must Provide Housing For Migrant Workers' Families http://www.kplu.org/post/judge-sakuma-brothers-farms-must-provide-housing-migrant-workers-families <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156235437&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A Skagit County Superior Court judge <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kplu/files/201406/2014_06_26_Familias_Prop_Permanent_Injunction_Order_Final_%281%29.pdf?__utma=39075193.919676484.1401811639.1403822373.1403843759.76&amp;__utmb=39075193.500.9.1403846725668&amp;__utmc=39075193&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=39075193.1403564076.62.5.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=14233333">sided with migrant berry pickers</a> on Thursday by ordering their employer,&nbsp;Sakuma Brothers Farms, to provide housing for the workers' family members.&nbsp;</p><p>The workers took the farm owners to court over a new policy to no longer provide housing for workers’ family members.&nbsp;They argued the policy was intended as punishment for workers who went on strike last year.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:43:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 17439 at http://www.kplu.org Judge: Sakuma Brothers Farms Must Provide Housing For Migrant Workers' Families Migrant students learn science in the farm fields and the classroom http://www.kplu.org/post/migrant-students-learn-science-farm-fields-and-classroom <p>At the core of Washington&rsquo;s agriculture industry is science &ndash; you can&rsquo;t grow a potato or cherry without knowing about soil chemistry, hydrology and photosynthesis. But the people who get their hands dirty in the business of growing and picking don&rsquo;t always think of it that way.</p><p>In fact, the children of that workforce tend to <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/99624191/Needs-Assessment-for-Voices-From-the-Field">struggle in math and science</a>. Just one in four children of migrant workers meets state science standards in eighth grade, far below the population as a whole. The gap in math is nearly as wide.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:40:05 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5548 at http://www.kplu.org Migrant students learn science in the farm fields and the classroom