Thu March 26, 2015

Report finds diversity is in decline in SF public schools

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The latest edition of the San Francisco Public Press features a report called "Choice is Resegregating Public Schools." In it, reporter Jeremy Adam Smith unveils the reality of diversity, or more accurately the lack thereof, in San Francisco's public schools. San Francisco Unified School District's 'choice' system allows parents to rank and choose any school in the city for their children. Then, a lottery determines where they go.

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Mon March 23, 2015

Inside a "SuperGirl Math" playgroup

SuperGirl Math participant Tanvi Kumar is ready to dive into another math game with her second grade friends after a snack break.
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Inside A ‘SuperGirl Math’ Playgroup

On a Monday afternoon a group of second graders gathers at a friend’s house in Berkeley. As each girl arrives, she takes her shoes off, throws down her backpack, and sprints off to join her giggling friends.The girls teacher, Henri Ducharme -- a tall, soft-spoken man with mostly gray hair -- sits quietly on the rug. Soon all the girls are sitting in a circle.

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Sun March 22, 2015

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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Wed March 11, 2015

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.


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

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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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