education

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

 

This story originally aired in August of 2016. 

There’s a warehouse in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood stuffed with the severed legs of aging mannequins, screws of various sizes, and large pieces of real fur.

 

Combatting sexual harassment in Oakland schools

Feb 14, 2018

Girls of color who attend Oakland public schools don’t feel safe from sexual harassment or assault, according to a recent report issued by the district. The question is: What is being done about it?

Lee Romney

Girls of color who attend Oakland Unified schools don’t feel safe from sexual harassment or assault. That’s according to a report commissioned by the district.

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As many as 100,000 children are sexually trafficked in the United States every year. The average age of these trafficking victims is between 11 and 14.

California — and the Bay Area in particular — are hubs for selling kids for sex.

Sara Sandhu

A program aimed at tripling the number of Oakland students who graduate from college is entering its second year.

This is a story about one of my very first teachers, Janet Daijogo. She’s the one who taught me how to tie my shoes and how to read my first book. I’m just one of hundreds of kids who’ve passed through her kindergarten classroom in the more than fifty years she’s taught.  

Courtesy of Pui Ling Tam

This story originally aired in February of 2017

An estimated three million people worldwide took to the streets to participate in the Women’s March on January 21, 2017.

Lee Romney / KALW News

 

An unknown number of parents across the state are using medical cannabis to ease their children’s repeated seizures, treat the symptoms of autism or relieve the pain of cerebral palsy. But cannabis is not allowed on school grounds. One North Bay family is hoping to change that.

 

Lee Romney

Research shows that missing 10 percent or more days a year really sets students back academically. And schools are finding that when they dig into chronic absenteeism, they often learn about deeper problems impacting students, like illness, family crisis, or homelessness.

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Adult use OK in SF but not in Marin ... Medical users asked to give up their guns ... Legal marijuana could help curb opiod crisis ... Cheech Marin’s bio ... and more

Lee Romney

When the state released testing data for California’s public school students last month, results for San Francisco Unified’s African American students were the lowest in the district — again. 

 

A psychology team at Stanford studied whether self-affirmations actually work to improve academic performance for students of color.

  

We’re continuing our discussion with 2017 Peacemaker Award Recipients. Phoebe Vanderhorst, founder of Way-Pass: Women's Aftercare Program and Supportive Services, joins us to discuss the unique barriers formerly incarcerated women face.

On today's Your Call we revisit our conversation with Dr. Ajay Chaudry, a social policy analyst and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality

Claire Stremple

The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio reporter to provide stories and Q&As about education for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts.

 A conversation with Timothy Walker about his new book Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms. Finland has earned awards for creating a top tier education system.

Your Call: The child care crisis in America

Apr 19, 2017


A conversation with Dr. Ajay Chaudry, a social policy analyst and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality. Compared to other advanced economies, the US government invests less in children under the age of five. 

The Bay Area has about 250 thousand Muslim residents – more than three percent of the region’s population. But what many people know about Islam is limited to anti-Muslim messages that have come from the highest political office holders.

What will the next four years look like for public education? Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education, has spent years successfully working to privatize education in Michigan, and Donald Trump's budget calls for $9 billion in cuts to the Department of Education.

Claire Stremple

If you live in the Bay Area, chances are you know about Golden Gate Park. But you might not have heard about San Francisco’s second largest park: McLaren.

Philosophy Talk: Philosophy behind bars

Feb 14, 2017

What is it like to teach philosophy in prison? What is it like to study philosophy while in prison?


Ben Trefny

 

This past Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was narrowly confirmed as Secretary of Education.

 

Photo courtesy of Lisa allanson and Lisa McDonough

Lisa Allanson and Lisa McDonough are the founders of Teen Hackz, a program designed to help teens understand themselves and others.

Philosophy Talk: The Value of a College Education

Jan 24, 2017
"Graduation" by Sean MacEntee used under CC license

Is college really for everyone? Is there really a college for everyone?


Community colleges rethink remedial education

Jan 12, 2017
Sarah Tan

 

With more than 2 million students, California has one of the largest community college systems in the country. But its graduation rates have been disappointing for years.

HOLLY J. MCDEDE

When you think of school, you might not think of prison. But in 2014, approximately 47,600 young people in California actually attended school inside juvenile hall. Those schools are called “court schools.”

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

 

In a sun-filled classroom at an Oakland high school, a room full of adults are learning English.

Your Call: Weapons of Math Destruction

Nov 23, 2016

On the November 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll revisit our conversation with Cathy O’Neil about her new book Weapons of Math Destruction. 

 

On the November 17th edition of Your Call, is it time for a charter school moratorium?

Sarah Tan

In a fourth grade class at Buena Vista Horace Mann in the Mission district, the school’s ten-year-olds are learning Common Core math. They’re practicing multiplying double-digit numbers. But it’s not in the way you’d think, because they’re learning it entirely in Spanish. This year, California voters will be able to decide if programs like this can be started elsewhere, with the passage of Proposition 58.

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