Education

8:48am

Mon March 2, 2015
online degrees

What Will Replace the Absurdly Expensive Degree?

Thanks to an endless stream of research and anecdote, more people are realizing that the absurdly expensive, time-consuming college and graduate degree are often not close to worth it--either in learning gains or employability. 

Perhaps in response, there's been an explosion of online courses--including those sought-after but overrated courses taught by the research professors at Stanford, Harvard, etc. 

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5:10pm

Thu February 26, 2015
Education

Taking African American Male Achievement to the next level

Courtesy OUSD African American Male Achievement office

Young African-American men in Alameda County face a lot of serious challenges -- things like high rates of incarceration, homicide, poverty, and low academic achievement. In 2010, the Oakland public school district became the first in the country to create an office dedicated to addressing some of these issues.

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4:44pm

Thu February 26, 2015
Education

Bay Area schools put race on the syllabus

 

Beginning next fall, all San Francisco public schools will offer a class called Ethnic Studies. It’s a look at American history and culture from the perspective of people who aren't white. It’s also a chance to break down race in the classroom, and deal with tough concepts like unconscious racism and structural inequality.

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11:55pm

Sun February 22, 2015
Education

Your Call: Why are schools obsessed with standardized tests?

  

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:

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12:20pm

Fri February 20, 2015
Inflection Point Show 02

Inflection Point: Nurturing the Next Generation for Success

Revolution Foods co-founders Tobey & Richmond


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