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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, curated by KALW news:

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Antwan Wilson is the new head of Oakland Unified School District. Wilson spent five years as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Denver before coming to Oakland schools last July. He arrived with a reputation for turning things around.

The debate over more charter schools in Oakland

Oct 22, 2014

Betsy Rubio is seven years old, and lives on MacArthur and 77th in the Castlemont neighborhood of East Oakland. But she attends Urban Montessori school, about 30 minutes away by bus. She told me about her first week of second grade. "First we go to morning circle, to figure out some rules. And then something called read aloud, where the teacher reads and we draw."

Your Call: What pressures are teachers under today?

Sep 11, 2014




On the September 11th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession. The book chronicles the history of teaching in America and how it impacts current teacher struggles. With federal governments, parents, and school reformer groups telling teachers what to do, how does it affect teachers’ ability to actually educate? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.



At 8 o’clock on a Tuesday morning, about 400 students stand at attention. They’re outside the Fruitvale Oakland elementary school, Learning Without Limits (LWL). They recite the following vision statement, as they do every day upon arrival: “We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us as we grow into leaders who are passionate and care about making our world better. We are equipped with skills and knowledge, filled with curiosity and we know that even when we face challenges, we will achieve!”