Education

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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5:38pm

Tue April 14, 2015
Education

How much will it take to change fraternity culture?

flickr user Arvind Grover

 

It’s a Saturday night, and I’m standing just across from the UC Berkeley campus on Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley’s fraternity row. Young women like Trixie Scolari and Tara Harmon wander past: The two are deciding whether or not to go to a fraternity party that evening. I ask them if they feel safe when they go to these parties.

“I do!” says Scolari. “It’s your attitude...I go in and we’re really careful.”

Harmon says, “In general, I think we’re both pretty smart. And if we are drinking, we’re watching our drinks, and not drinking too much.”

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