Crosscurrents

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Crosscurrents is the daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We are part of KALW's Public Interest Reporting Project, which began in 2003 with the goal of expanding local in-depth reporting – at a time when most news organizations were cutting back on public interest journalism.

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3:56pm

Tue April 21, 2015
Education

My Favorite Teacher: Herb Kennedy

Libby Schaaf
LibbyforMayor.com

In this installment of KALW’s “My Favorite Teacher,” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tells us about a teacher who taught her how to be curious.

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3:56pm

Tue April 21, 2015
Education

My Favorite Teacher: Miss Grace Garcia

Alejandro Murguia
Book jacket: This War Called Love

In this installment of KALW’s “My Favorite Teacher” series, San Francisco’s Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia talks about his art teacher. 

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3:56pm

Tue April 21, 2015
Education

Why teacher pay needs to increase at the lowest paying districts

Ryan Smith, executive editor of The Education Trust West.

Teacher pay can vary widely across just a single county. For instance, in Oakland the average teacher pay is $55,000 a year. In nearby Pleasanton it is $84,000 a year.

Ryan Smith, executive director of The Education Trust - West spoke to KALW's Hana Baba about how wide ranging teacher pay is in districts around the state and why salaries need to increase in the lowest paying districts.

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3:56pm

Tue April 21, 2015
Education

Why are teachers leaving Oakland?

Oakland High School

It’s 8:08am, the Friday before spring break, and under other circumstances Kathleen Byrnes would already be at work.

“We would be in our classrooms preparing for the day, which is where we would rather be,” she says.

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3:54pm

Tue April 21, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 21, 2015

Why are teachers leaving Oakland?; why teacher pay needs to increase at the lowest paying districts; two My Favorite Teachers: Herb Kennedy and Miss Grace Garcia; and local singer David Luning.

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