Education http://kalw.org en Richmond mom brings literacy to laundromats http://kalw.org/post/richmond-mom-brings-literacy-laundromats <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.4625; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Clean Xpress Laundromat is smack in the middle of Richmond’s busy MacDonald Shopping Center. Moms are loading and unloading machines. So you might imagine their kids are sitting in plastic chairs watching television. But they’re not. They’re reading.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:35:18 +0000 Holly McDede 47218 at http://kalw.org Richmond mom brings literacy to laundromats Your Call: Investigating the for-profit college industry http://kalw.org/post/your-call-investigating-profit-college-industry <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 18px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:43:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 47077 at http://kalw.org Your Call: Investigating the for-profit college industry Stanford researchers find teaching technique that closes achievement gap in schools http://kalw.org/post/stanford-researchers-find-teaching-technique-closes-achievement-gap-schools <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education spent the last year and a half studying four Bay Area high schools that are using student-centered learning. Their </span><a href="http://edpolicy.stanford.edu/publications/pubs/1200" style="line-height: 1.5;">report was released</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> last month, and found the schools outperforming their district counterparts in test scores and graduation rates.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Jen Chien 46564 at http://kalw.org Stanford researchers find teaching technique that closes achievement gap in schools Project-based learning gets kids back on track http://kalw.org/post/project-based-learning-gets-kids-back-track <p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:06:25 +0000 Jen Chien 46545 at http://kalw.org Project-based learning gets kids back on track Berkeley School District protects students against threat of violence http://kalw.org/post/berkeley-school-district-protects-students-against-threat-violence <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align: justify;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a4def1de-17f4-6907-a165-5958466f5826"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Every time news of another school shooting hits the headlines, so does the debate about how to keep children safe. After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, the Berkeley Unified School District asked itself: “How prepared are we to protect our students and staff against someone with a gun?”&nbsp;</span></span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:35:28 +0000 Rhian Miller 46286 at http://kalw.org Berkeley School District protects students against threat of violence