Thu November 15, 2012

What does Proposition 30 mean for California public schools?

This election season, possibly the most talked about ballot item in California after the presidential race was Proposition 30. For all of 2012, we’ve been hearing people support or attack Governor Jerry Brown’s tax plan for education. On November 6, the people spoke in favor of the taxes. Now that it has passed, where does this money go and how will education truly be affected by it?

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Wed November 14, 2012
School discipline

Today on Your Call: What should school discipline look like?


On the next Your Call,we’ll talk about how schools are dealing with discipline. Every year, 400,000 students in California are suspended, while another 18,000 are expelled. New methods of discipline avoid suspension and expulsion, including one Oakland program called Restorative Justice.  If you’re a teacher, administrator, student, or parent, what is your experience of school discipline? Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here. What really works?  And what is the overall goal? It’s Your Call with Hana Baba, and you.


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Tue November 13, 2012

Superintendants Message

The superintendents message for 11/13/12

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Thu November 8, 2012

Passion Profile: The science educator

Elizabeth Babcock at the California Academy of Sciences

Here at Crosscurrents we've been asking you to nominate people in your neighborhood who have been an inspiration to you and those around you. Alison Brown from the California Academy of Sciences called us recently to tell us about how her coworker, Elizabeth Babcock. We sent KALW’s Ashleyanne Krigbaum out to the San Francisco science museum to talk with Elizabeth, and she brought back this profile.

Listen to the profile above.

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Mon October 15, 2012

City College of San Francisco in survival mode

San Francisco City College

City College of San Francisco has been in the news quite a bit since July, when it received a very critical report from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, throwing the college’s accreditation into question. Since that time, the college has been scrambling to plan and implement reforms based on the recommendations included in that report.

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