Mills College http://kalw.org en Skyline High School music program does a lot with a little http://kalw.org/post/skyline-high-school-music-program-does-lot-little <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s 7:30 in the morning at Skyline High and the halls are humming with activity. Kids are talking and slamming lockers. It’s loud.&nbsp; But one building’s playing a different tune.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Alyia Yates 44715 at http://kalw.org Skyline High School music program does a lot with a little Practicing restorative justice at Oakland's Skyline High http://kalw.org/post/practicing-restorative-justice-oaklands-skyline-high <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-15023aa5-63b0-f6d2-dc3d-89755cc5bd2f"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Sonia Black is walking through the halls of Skyline High School, trying to get the last few kids to class.</span></span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-15023aa5-63b0-f6d2-dc3d-89755cc5bd2f"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Black is in charge of discipline and attendance for ninth and twelfth graders at Skyline. She’s been at the school for two years and this year, they’re trying something new: restorative justice.</span></span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Sarah O'Neal 44693 at http://kalw.org Practicing restorative justice at Oakland's Skyline High A support system to combat the isolation of Asperger's on campus http://kalw.org/post/support-system-combat-isolation-aspergers-campus <p></p><p class="p1">For a lot of high school students, the best part of their day is spending time with friends. That's also the case for students with Asperger's syndrome, which is characterized by trouble with social interactions, especially in reading nonverbal cues.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Megan Susman 44701 at http://kalw.org A support system to combat the isolation of Asperger's on campus Paying to ride the school bus http://kalw.org/post/paying-ride-school-bus-0 <p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; line-height: 1.15;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: normal; background-color: transparent;">Skyline is one of 15 public high schools in Oakland and the only one located in the hills. The 42-acre campus is nestled among redwoods and million dollar homes. &nbsp;Nearly 2,000 students attend this traditional campus and many value the diverse student body. &nbsp;But that wasn’t always the case.</span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; line-height: 1.15;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Skyline High opened in 1961, and was almost immediately surrounded by conflict. It’s proposed attendance zone was one mile wide, ten miles long, and based entirely in the hills, which excluded students from the flatlands. This kept the school racially, as well as economically, homogenous -- despite the fact that the city’s black population</span><a href="http://www.bayareacensus.ca.gov/cities/Oakland50.htm" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> nearly doubled</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> during the previous decade.</span></span></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:33:04 +0000 Maddie Fowler 44655 at http://kalw.org Paying to ride the school bus Bridging the language gap for immigrant parents http://kalw.org/post/bridging-language-gap-immigrant-parents-0 <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Oakland’s Skyline High School has one of the most diverse campuses in California, with students coming from a wide range of backgrounds. That means some parents are not fluent in English, making it difficult for them to communicate with teachers and administrators. That is where the school's Family Resource Center comes in, helping to bridge the language gap with translation services. </span></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:27:42 +0000 Nikka Tahan 44657 at http://kalw.org Bridging the language gap for immigrant parents