Category Archives: National

Behind "An American Graduate" Album

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BAVC Blog August 14, 2012 Written by: Chris Runde Since March of this year, musicians and filmmakers in BAVC’s Next Gen youth programs have been contributing to a nationwide project focusing on the high school dropout crisis in the United … Continue reading »


Minority Teachers in the United States – Really a Minority

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Voxxi July 12, 2012 Written By Hope Gillette For decades, the presence of teachers representing minority groups has been sorely lacking in the education system in the United States. That’s the conclusion offered by a report from a study by … Continue reading »


Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour: How Can Videos "Flip The Classroom"?

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TED Radio Hour June 22, 2012 TED/NPR Staff In 2004, Salman Khan, a senior hedge fund analyst, began posting math tutorials on YouTube for his cousins. Six years later, he’s posted more than 3,200 carefully structured educational videos offering complete … Continue reading »


Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour: How Do Schools Suffocate Creativity?

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KQED News June 22, 2012 Written by: NPR/TED Staff Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Building A Better Classroom. Watch Sir Ken Robinson’s full Talks — Schools Kill Creativity and Bring On The Learning Revolution — on TED.com … Continue reading »


Radio Broadcast: Can Girls' Education Change the World?

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There is a growing consensus among economists and world leaders that girls’ education is the single most effective tool for fighting poverty in developing countries. While not a panacea, education yields enormous benefits for girls, their families, and society, including … Continue reading »


Building a Grad Nation Report Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic

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With one in four U.S. public school students dropping out of high school before graduation, America continues to face a dropout epidemic. Dropping out makes it harder for these young people to succeed in life, our economy loses hundreds of … Continue reading »


KQED Radio Forum: Van Jones 'Rebuild the Dream'

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Originally aired on Forum with Michael Krasny April 17, 2012 Van Jones is well-known in the Bay Area for founding several locally based social justice and environmental groups. He rose to national fame through his work on green jobs, which … Continue reading »


Guest Youth Blogger: Build Your Own School (BYOS) Project Presentation

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Written By Sydnee Logan Currently, a few of my classmates and I from Step are preparing to attend and present at the American Educational Research Association Conference also known as AERA. This year the conference is being held in Vancouver, … Continue reading »


Guest Youth Blogger: Sydnee Logan

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Written By Yo Ann Martinez KQED is excited to partner with the Step to College Program at Fremont High School in Oakland, California as they prepare to present Build Your Own School (BYOS) project at the American Educational Research Association … Continue reading »


Video: What Makes a School Worth Going To?

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New Mexico PBS Learning Media In the Mix, Originally aired in 2005 This clip asks the question, what makes a school worth going to? In this excerpt, we meet Thomas in New Mexico, who does poorly in academic subjects until … Continue reading »