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Teaching America's New Majority

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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 »


Teachers and Parents Talk About How To Overcome Communication Barriers

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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 »


The San Francisco School Prespectives Project

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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 »


School Success Stories, Budget Cut-Coping Tales

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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 »


If the Oakland school district had $1.46 billion…

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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 »