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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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March 15th, 2013 By Serena Valdez At Wednesday night’s school board meeting, Superintendent Tony Smith and a small panel, including two principals, presented the Balanced Scorecard Accountability Report. The topic: suspensions. One major focus of the report is to work toward reducing … Continue reading
Oakland Local: Join us March 20 for release of study on teaching practices in Oakland (Community Voices)
March 14, 2013 By Marc Tafolla As a community, we know that no other in-school factor affects students as much as effective teaching. Therefore, Oakland’s parents, teachers and community leaders have expressed a strong desire to help the city’s children … Continue reading
Oakland Local: Oakland teachers, students, community gather to discuss ways to provide ‘quality education’ for all
March 11, 2013 By Barbara Grady Studies indicate the main driver of student achievement is effective teaching. While poverty, trauma and starting kindergarten with no preparation put children at a learning disadvantage, students can catch up if they have effective … Continue reading
March 4, 2013 By Serena Valdez Stacey Smith is an Oakland school district parent and volunteer who has served on the District GATE Advisory Committee, the school board’s Special Committee on School Based Management, and the Community Advisory Committee for … Continue reading
February 22, 2013 By Debora Gordon After early teaching stints in far flung locales from Ecuador and China to New York and Sunnyvale, 4th year middle school teacher Alison Ball, 29, came to Urban Promise Academy (UPA), where she is … Continue reading
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Raza Studies, Education Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies at SFSU
February 20, 2013 By Lisa Hewitt “We could go out right now and pull 5 random people and ask them is there a difference between public schools in this country that serve poor children and public schools in this nation … Continue reading
By Justin Richmond January 16, 2013 Dr. Elliot Gann is standing in front of his beat-up and stickered black Mazda Protégé in the parking lot of West Oakland Middle School. In his left ear is a Bluetooth earpiece, which, as … Continue reading
January 18, 2013 Oakland schools have launched programs to help students manage their emotions, establish positive relationships and resolve conflicts. One of the programs, Roots of Empathy, brings infants and their mothers into school to help students recognize emotions and … 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