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American Graduate is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. The initiative builds on public media’s long-standing commitment to education by convening conversations and strengthening partnerships between public radio and television stations and local schools, businesses and community organizations to help students stay on the path to a high school diploma.
For more information about the national project go to American Graduate, Let's Make It Happen.
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May 3, 2013 Coriah Welch has about 20 colleges to choose from after she graduates. But the decision is a difficult one. For the last few years, Welch has been raising three of her four half-brothers in their foster home … Continue reading
In rebuilding our public schools, education policy expert David Kirp says we should stick to what works, like quality early-childhood education and creating word-rich curriculums. In other words, avoid getting carried away by quick fixes and the latest trends. His … Continue reading
May 8, 2013 KQED Perspectives Written By: Gabriel Gangoso Busy high schooler Gabriel Gangoso is missing out on being a kid. “Always shoot for the stars,” they say. So many kids, some out of ambition, many out of fear, rocket … Continue reading
May 9, 2013 Newsfix Written by Scott Detrow California’s state government may be turning the corner from a painful recession, but Assembly Speaker John Perez is already thinking about the next one. The Los Angeles Democrat wants to start setting … Continue reading
Oakland Local: A Better Chance Celebrates 50 Years of Increasing High-Quality Education for Youth of Color
May 2, 2013 By Corey Olds Approximately 75 directors of admission and diversity from Bay Area independent schools gathered for breakfast at the UC-Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of A Better Chance (ABC), a national … Continue reading
May 3, 2013 By Barbara Grady Underpaid teachers, kids wishing they had counselors to talk with and crowded classrooms where students learning English don’t get enough help could all be in the past for Oakland schools if the governor’s plan … Continue reading
Oakland Local: GO Public Schools: reading, teaching and OUSD's progress towards goals (Community Voices)
April 25,2013 By Caitlin Healey Which Oakland schools are producing promising results and raising achievement for all students? Who are the people teaching in our schools and what are they like? How is OUSD meeting its goals for operational excellence … Continue reading
April 23, 2013 By Sylvia Ramirez An Oakland teacher was honored by President Obama at a White House ceremony on Tuesday. I’Asha Warfield is a 7th grade English teacher at Oakland’s Frick Middle School. She is California’s only nominee for … Continue reading
April 22, 2013 By Katy Murphy The Oakland Board of Education will host a press conference on Monday April 22nd to announce Dr. Gary Yee as a candidate for the position of Acting Superintendent in the Oakland Unified School District … Continue reading
April 15, 2013 By Laird Harrison Sometimes success is not enough. Students at the American Indian Model Schools have consistently outperformed most of their peers, nationwide. But Sunday night found parents and board members groping for a way to keep … Continue reading