Education

5:37pm

Tue February 3, 2015
Education

Who thinks things are funnier: Kindergartners or 1st graders?

Illustration by Greg Palena

 

There was a man who stopped eating. Not because of his health or weight or spirituality. He was saving his appetite for a big feast that was one week away.

Why am I telling you this?

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12:00am

Thu January 29, 2015
Education

Your Call: What will it take to make UC's budget more transparent?

Daily Cal

  

What will it take to make the University of California’s budget process more transparent? On the January 29th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the UC budget. California Governor Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano are clashing over Napolitano’s request for a significant tuition hike. Meantime, University doctors have walked off the job for the first time ever to protest what they call unfair labor practices. What will it take to get the UC system to provide information about its finances? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you. 

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5:45pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Education

Dean of UC Berkeley’s Journalism School on the state of the media

UC Berkeley campus.
Under CC license from Flickr user Charlie Nguyen.

The University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is one of the most prestigious in the country. It’s not cheap: it costs more than $15,000 per year for California residents and twice that for out-of-state students. And last month, the Board of Regents made it even more expensive, charging an extra $7,500 per year. 

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4:12pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Education

Are things looking up for City College of San Francisco?

Jen Chien

 


 

City College of San Francisco has gotten something of a reprieve these last few weeks. First, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow tentatively ruled that the ACCJC – the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges – had violated the law when it moved to terminate the school’s accreditation in 2013. Then, last week, California’s Community College Board of Governors removed the commission’s monopoly on the accreditation of schools in the state.

Paul Fain is a reporter for the journal “Inside Higher Ed.” KALW's Jen Chien asked him what Judge Karnow’s ruling means for the school and the commission.

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5:13pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Education

Treasure Island High School offers oasis of hope for disconnected youth

Rhian Miller

There’s a lot of talk in education circles these days about changing to the common core curriculum or changing from books to computers. But at Life Learning Academy High School, or LLA, Principal Teri Delane is focused on making some more significant changes.

“We have a wonderful school that is a small school on Treasure Island that is actually changing kids lives,” she says. “When you have 90% of the kids who are killed in San Francisco, killed because they dropped out of school, it is my job to make sure they stay in school.”

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