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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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Category Archives: Local
Oakland Local: Join us March 20 for release of study on teaching practices in Oakland (Community Voices)
March 14, 2013 By Marc Tafolla As a community, we know that no other in-school factor affects students as much as effective teaching. Therefore, Oakland’s parents, teachers and community leaders have expressed a strong desire to help the city’s children … Continue reading
Oakland Local: Oakland teachers, students, community gather to discuss ways to provide ‘quality education’ for all
March 11, 2013 By Barbara Grady Studies indicate the main driver of student achievement is effective teaching. While poverty, trauma and starting kindergarten with no preparation put children at a learning disadvantage, students can catch up if they have effective … Continue reading
Oakland Local: Oakulture: Respect Our City helps bring peace to First Fridays; The Coup shadowboxes SF, Berkeley’s Birdland winds down
March 5, 2013 By Eric K. Arnold The red outline of a neon cross from the nearby Korean Community Christian Church church emanated above 1-O.A.K.’s head like an electric halo, as the Oakland singer stood at the Telegraph and 24th … Continue reading
March 4, 2013 By Serena Valdez Stacey Smith is an Oakland school district parent and volunteer who has served on the District GATE Advisory Committee, the school board’s Special Committee on School Based Management, and the Community Advisory Committee for … Continue reading
February 22, 2013 By Debora Gordon After early teaching stints in far flung locales from Ecuador and China to New York and Sunnyvale, 4th year middle school teacher Alison Ball, 29, came to Urban Promise Academy (UPA), where she is … Continue reading
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Raza Studies, Education Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies at SFSU
February 20, 2013 By Lisa Hewitt “We could go out right now and pull 5 random people and ask them is there a difference between public schools in this country that serve poor children and public schools in this nation … Continue reading
SMASH is a three-year enrichment program that assists talented high-achieving low to moderate income high school students of color from historically underrepresented communities (i.e. African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Southeast Asian and/or Pacific Islander) to become competitive and successful in science, technology, … Continue reading
January 31, 2013 By Lisa Hewitt The Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) is a national organization which links school-based Gay-Straight Alliances across the country with each other, to community partners, as well as aids in leadership development and activist training. … Continue reading
By Justin Richmond January 16, 2013 Dr. Elliot Gann is standing in front of his beat-up and stickered black Mazda Protégé in the parking lot of West Oakland Middle School. In his left ear is a Bluetooth earpiece, which, as … Continue reading
Deadline for Entries: March 1st, 2013 What is the American Graduate Student Film Festival? The American Graduate Student Film Festival (AGFF) is an online video competition for students ages 10 to 19 to engage youth about the high student dropout … Continue reading