Common Core

On October 5, 2015 City Visions examines Common Core.  California adopted the Common Core standards in 2010, and in the spring of 2014 the first tests were administered under the new regime.  The results are in, and there is much room for improvement.  


August 3, 2015: On our next show, host David Onek will be one-on-one with the Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District, Richard Carranza.

On the May 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with NPR’s Anya Kamanetz, about her new book The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be. According to the Council of the Great City Schools, students take an average of 113 standardized tests from grades K through 12. What are the alternatives for tracking the success of students and schools? Where do you stand on testing? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Anya Kamenetz, NPR's education reporter

Daily news roundup for Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

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

Taxi drivers catch a break from SFMTA // SF Examiner

"Fearing unfair competition from Uber and Lyft, The City just cut taxi drivers a break. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve waiving taxi medallion renewal fees for this year, which are $1,000 annually.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mar 12, 2015
Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group

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

New era of testing begins in California schools // Contra Costa Times

  

On the February 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with NPR’s Anya Kamanetz, about her new book The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be. According to the Council of the Great City Schools, students take an average of 113 standardized tests from grades K through 12. What are the alternatives for tracking the success of students and schools? Where do you stand on testing? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Note: The San Francisco Unified School District owns KALW's broadcast license. 

  

A Conversation with the SFUSD School Board

Aug 22, 2013
www.sfkids.org

  

What's ahead for San Francisco public schools this year? City Visions explores the issues facing San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD),  

such as the Common Core Standards, new formulas for school funding, a changing school nutrition program and ongoing questions about student assignment. Listen for David Onek's conversation with SFUSD School Board members Rachel Norton and Matt Haney.

 

Producer: Victoria Thorp