Education

6:05pm

Mon August 18, 2014
Education

A survey of Mission District families tries to discover why kids are falling behind

Amelia Martinez and Elizabeth Montiel hit the streets to survey Mission residents
Melanie Young

With the start of a new school year, families all around San Francisco are sending their children off with hopes for a good year and a bright future. But according to Carolina Guzman with the nonprofit Mission Economic Development Agency, or MEDA, children in the Mission District struggle on every rung of the education ladder. She says half the children entering kindergarten aren’t prepared to learn.

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12:37pm

Thu July 31, 2014
Education

Your Call: How are students paying for college?

On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation about the underlying reasons for the rising cost of higher education. According to the College Board, over the past 30 years, average tuition at a four-year public college has risen by more than 250 percent, while family income has gone up only 16 percent. So how are families and students paying for college? What role should the federal government play to make college affordable? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.  

Guests:

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5:35pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Education

Richmond mom brings literacy to laundromats

The Clean Xpress Laundromat is smack in the middle of Richmond’s busy MacDonald Shopping Center. Moms are loading and unloading machines. So you might imagine their kids are sitting in plastic chairs watching television. But they’re not. They’re reading.

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11:43pm

Thu July 24, 2014

5:30pm

Mon July 14, 2014
Education

Stanford researchers find teaching technique that closes achievement gap in schools

Diane Friedlander is the lead researcher on a recent Stanford study about student-centered learning.

Researchers from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education spent the last year and a half studying four Bay Area high schools that are using student-centered learning. Their report was released last month, and found the schools outperforming their district counterparts in test scores and graduation rates.

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