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Originally aired August 31, 2012 A state bill overhauling teacher evaluations, which was set to be voted on by the Legislature today, has been withdrawn. AB-5 would have made test scores optional in assessing teachers. We’ll discuss the controversy the … Continue reading
Mind/Shift Blog August 3, 2012 Written By Almetria Vaba Summer can be a great opportunity to leverage a child’s interest in specific subjects, like science or history, with their fascination for digital games. PBS Learning Media, launched a year ago, … Continue reading
Recently a class of sophomores attending the Life Academy of Health and Biosciences High School in the Fruitvale area of Oakland wrote and recorded their own personal Perspectives. With the help of their world history and English teacher, Annie Hatch, … Continue reading
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CBS News June 13, 2012 Actor Mark Wahlberg is returning to school later this month to study for his high school diploma. The star quit school at the age of 13 and, after a stint behind bars for assault, he … Continue reading
Washington Post June 1, 2012 Maggie Severns A couple weeks ago, the Census bureau announced that minority babies made up the majority of births in the United States in 2011. I wrote an opinion piece for today’s Washington Post about … Continue reading
Oakland North Posted on April 27, 2012 Written by Ryan Phillips Teachers want parents to be more involved, and parents want to know teachers are doing their best to educate their children. While that may sound easy to accomplish, it … Continue reading
Several months ago, Perspectives editor Mark Trautwein received a package containing 31 Perspectives, the work of a sixth grade Humanities class at The San Francisco School, an independent, private school. The Perspectives impressed him; many were deeply personal and revealed … Continue reading
Education Report Blog February 5, 2012 Written By Kathy Murphy In preparation for a public radio show this week, I asked readers to write in with stories about what was working in their schools, despite the lousy economy and perpetual … Continue reading
Education Blog Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 Written By Katy Murphy This evening, after the Oakland school board picks a president and vice president for 2012, it moves onto its facilities master plan. The presentation posted on the agenda (links below) … Continue reading