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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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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
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
Mercury News: In California schools' test scores, state sees success while feds' No Child Left Behind act sees growing failure
October 11, 2012 By Sharon Noguchi California schools continued their steady gains in achievement, and for the first time more than half of them met the state’s target score, according to California’s annual index of school achievement released Thursday. As … Continue reading
October 8, 2012 By Katy Murphy A series of decisions about the costs, staffing and structure of Oakland Unified’s special education department caused parents to mobilize in June against last-minute reductions to the program. Months later, the 11th-hour reassignment of … Continue reading
October 9, 2012 By Lisa Hewitt “If we can expose more young people to the business sector, we can inspire more people to be entrepreneurs.”-Jose Corona Jose Corona, the CEO of Inner City Advisors (ICA), a non-profit serving the entire … Continue reading
October 4, 2012 By Katy Murphy Until now, Thearse Pecot’s decades-long involvement in Oakland’s public education system has focused mainly on the schools her children and grandchildren have attended. But the latest round of school closures — which included Santa … Continue reading
San Francisco Chronicle September 4, 2012 Written by Jill Tucker In the first hour of the first day of school Tuesday, the sixth-grade Oakland boy was sure he was in trouble for goofing off. His teacher, Peter Wilson, had stopped his … Continue reading