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KQED: Education Nonprofit to Help Expand Math, Science Program in Oakland Middle Schools

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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 »


KQED edspace: Youth Rise Up at the BAYMN Media Festival

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November 8, 2012 By Matthew Williams On a beautiful fall Saturday in Oakland, students, educators and families filled the Kaiser Center’s 400-seat theater to watch 20 compelling youth-produced films that focused on social change and the high school dropout crisis. … Continue reading »


KQED Education: Oakland Schools Providing Education--and Health Care

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November 2, 2012 By Caitlin Esch In Oakland, schools are partnering with community health organizations to open clinics on campuses. On Thursday, the district celebrated its 14th such opening at West Oakland Middle School.  KQED’s Caitlin Esch visited a school-based clinic that … Continue reading »


The Education Report: In Oakland, tumult in special education leads teachers to organize

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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 »


Radio Forum: Investing in Youth of Color

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Originally aired August 10, 2012 California must reduce the barriers to success for youth of color, according to a new report assessing the bleak prospects facing Latino and African-American boys and young men in the state. These groups make up … Continue reading »


KQED Perspectives: The Life Academy Perspectives Project

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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 »


Can Tyra Banks Get Kids To School? Seattle Says Yes

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First aired on November 9, 2011 from KPLU For All Things Considered broadcast. Last month, Tyra Banks and the national Get Schooled Foundation visited 400 students in the Bronx in New York City. Banks is one of several celebrities who … Continue reading »


Video: St. Louis Teacher Town Hall Segment on PBS NewsHour

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Report aired November 8, 2011 Over the next 18 months, the NewsHour is joining with other public media to examine consequences and solutions. The series is called the American Graduate Project. More than 100 teachers were invited to a town … Continue reading »


Video: What would you do?

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KQED and Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) youth programs; BUMP Records and The Factory are collaborating to create local videos by youth that address the high school dropout rate in Oakland, CA. Here is an example of what is to … Continue reading »


CPB launched American Graduate on May 3, 2011 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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