Education

11:53pm

Sun March 22, 2015
Education

Your Call: Are our schools re-segregating?

On the March 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how school choice programs affect diversity in schools.  According to the San Francisco School District’s Student Assignment report, since 2010, the number of San Francisco’s 115 public schools dominated by one race has climbed significantly. What is the school district doing to diversify schools? Why does diversity matter? And how diverse are schools in your community? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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11:21pm

Wed March 11, 2015
Education

Your Call: What’s being done to stop sexual assault on college campuses?

On the March 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Kirby Dick, director of The Hunting Ground, a new documentary about the epidemic of campus rape and sexual assault. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted. The federal government is currently investigating 100 colleges for mishandling or covering up rape cases. Who should be held accountable? And what actions should colleges take? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Sofi Karasek, co-founder of End Rape on Campus at UC Berkeley

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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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