Education http://kalw.org en Your Call: Investigating the for-profit college industry http://kalw.org/post/your-call-investigating-profit-college-industry <p>On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss an investigation by Center For Investigative Reporting that reveals how&nbsp;federal G.I. Bill is supporting for-profit&nbsp;colleges instead of helping Veterans. We’ll also talk about the for-profit college industry. It receives more than $30 billion a year in taxpayer money through federal grants and loans. We will be joined by the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Araon Glantz and Republic Report’s David Halperin. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.</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 Your Call: How can schools keep young people from ending up in prison? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-how-can-schools-keep-young-people-ending-prison <p><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 46178 at http://kalw.org Your Call: How can schools keep young people from ending up in prison?