Education

12:00pm

Mon January 16, 2012
CITY VISIONS: January 16, 2012

The Impact of Sports-Related Head Injuries

photo courtesy of Mt. Diablo Memory Center

Host: Lauren Meltzer

Producer: Matt Fidler

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12:00pm

Mon January 9, 2012
City Visions: January 9, 2012

Public Charter Schools in the Bay Area: Are They Delivering on Their Promise?

 Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Victoria Thorp 

There are more charter schools in California than any other state in the nation. And the Bay Area is home to some of the most well known in the country, such as KIPP, Aspire and Rocketship schools. In this state, charter schools have seen tremendous growth since the first enterprise opened in 1993. Nearly two decades later, charter schools in California number around a thousand and collectively enroll over 400,000 students.

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1:46pm

Thu January 5, 2012
Education

An alternative take on the K through 12

The openness of Brightworks school reflects the founder’s vision for education: honor thy creative impulses.

On a typical day at Brightworks, a private school in San Francisco’s Mission District, students are welding, listening to indie music, and writing novels. The school opened its doors last September with a simple goal: trust your kids more.

The total enrollment for Brightworks is 30 students. They range in age from six to 12 years old. Mackenzie Rose-Price is a teacher at Brightworks, but they don’t call her that at the school. Instead, she’s a “collaborator.”

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1:52pm

Wed December 28, 2011
Education

Student Commentaries: Fighting for an education

Under CC license from Josh Mazgelis. http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshmaz/2538190190/

This October, Governor Jerry Brown attracted national attention when he signed the California DREAM

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10:52am

Wed December 28, 2011
Education

Saving the UC – but at what cost to students?

Under CC License from Keoki Seu. http://www.flickr.com/photos/keokiseu/5496463278/

In the University of California system, officials are considering raising fees as much as 16% a year through

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