Education

5:30pm

Mon July 14, 2014
Education

Stanford researchers find teaching technique that closes achievement gap in schools

Diane Friedlander is the lead researcher on a recent Stanford study about student-centered learning.

Researchers from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education spent the last year and a half studying four Bay Area high schools that are using student-centered learning. Their report was released last month, and found the schools outperforming their district counterparts in test scores and graduation rates.

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3:06pm

Mon July 14, 2014
Education

Project-based learning gets kids back on track

Students from Downtown High School

Nearly a dozen teenagers are scattered in small groups across a large classroom at Downtown High School in San Francisco. Some strum on guitars. Others hold hand-written lyric sheets.

This isn’t just a music class. The students are all writing songs inspired by the novel, If He Hollers, Let Him Go by Chester Himes, which deals with class, race and politics in the 1940s.

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10:35pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Education

Berkeley School District protects students against threat of violence

Second grade teacher Pamela Diebel releases her class after the lockdown drill.
Rhian MIller


Every time news of another school shooting hits the headlines, so does the debate about how to keep children safe. After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, the Berkeley Unified School District asked itself: “How prepared are we to protect our students and staff against someone with a gun?” 

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12:00am

Mon July 7, 2014

5:32pm

Thu June 19, 2014
Education

Controversy over new morality clause for Catholic teachers in Oakland

Flickr user enerva

Current Pope Francis has famously said about homosexuality, “who am I to Judge?” But despite his progressive words, the Roman Catholic church does not exactly embrace the cause of same sex marriage.

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