Education

4:51pm

Tue February 12, 2013
Education

Here's the drill: inside a school lockdown

Brett Myers Youth Radio

As recently as a year ago, schools across the country, including the middle school in San Francisco where I used to teach, were toning down security. But since the school shooting in Newtown, school districts across the San Francisco Bay Area are ramping up safety measures.

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2:40pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Education

Lessons for inside and outside the classroom

American Indian Model School students
http://www.aimschools.org/aiphs_welcome.shtml

American Indian Public Charter School II in Oakland might be closing, despite its high achieving students. School administrators were found to have improperly used millions of dollars in school funds – and recently, its charter designation was revoked. 

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2:19pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Education

Engaging students with digital media technology

Still image from Skyline High School "321 Project."
http://www.voxcommunications.com/sky/threetwoone.htm

In a high-tech computer lab and studio at Oakland’s Skyline High School, students create digital magic using the latest in audio/visual equipment. Here, high school students explore everything from computer hardware repair to documentary filmmaking.

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8:25pm

Tue February 5, 2013
Music Education

Oakland Symphony keeps music education alive in public schools

A few children shuffle in their seats to get a better look, but most of them resume their work putting their clarinets together.

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8:13pm

Tue February 5, 2013
Education

An artistic approach to education

The Oakland Museum of California was a recent destination of a field trip for students in Oakland High's Visual Arts & Academic Magnet Program.
Courtesy of museumca.org

On a recent Friday, a group of tenth graders from Oakland High School prepare to start their weekend with a field trip to the Oakland Museum of California. A mob of loud and animated students cram into a bus. When we reach our destination, the pupils rush off the bus and dash up the steps to the museum. 

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