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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.
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January 18, 2013 Oakland schools have launched programs to help students manage their emotions, establish positive relationships and resolve conflicts. One of the programs, Roots of Empathy, brings infants and their mothers into school to help students recognize emotions and … Continue reading
January 14, 2013 By Shuka Kalantari Today, as part of our occasional first-person series, “What’s Your Story,” we’ll hear from Caheri Gutierrez, a violence prevention educator for Youth Alive. She began working with at-risk youth after she was shot in … Continue reading
January 14, 2013 By Lisa Hewitt “What kids need in college, to get into college, and to get through college without remediation is pretty much all the same skills that you need in a career. You need to be … Continue reading
January 10, 2013 By Barbara Grady A year after expanding the attendance boundaries of several schools to accommodate kids from four schools it closed, the Oakland school board on Wednesday voted to shrink the boundaries of Crocker Highland Elementary School … Continue reading
January 7, 2013 By Lisa Hewitt The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) has a long history in Oakland, San Francisco and surrounding areas, beginning 36 years ago as a small media arts nonprofit, the organization was founded by community organizers … Continue reading
A number of new education laws in California tackle a particularly alarming issue: the state’s schools now issue more suspensions to students than diplomas, especially to African-American students. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the Oakland Unified School District. … Continue reading
December 21, 2012 By Barbara Grady Oakland Unified School District this week became a beneficiary of a major federal grant that will bring science, technology, engineering and math – STEM – educational experiences to as many as two thousand OUSD students. It … Continue reading
December 22, 2012 By Daniel Zapien, Fernando Perez of Silicon Valley De-Bug On November 15th at 2:30pm, De-Bug started making its way to the Schools of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza for an event called “Designing the … Continue reading
December 26, 2012 By Ana Tintocalis Oakland’s public schools are heading into the New Year with an ambitious plan to curb a skyrocketing student suspension rate. The vast majority of Oakland’s suspended kids are African-American, even though they make up … Continue reading
December 21, 2012 The entire nation has been shaken by the brutal killings of 20 children and six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Less discussed has been the pervasive gun violence in some urban communities. Last … Continue reading