Education

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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9:34pm

Mon January 19, 2015
Education

Your Call: Will free community college mean less inequality?

  

On the January 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about President Obama’s plan to make the first two years of community college free for anyone who is willing to work for it. To what extent does a community college education increase economic opportunity?  What kind of jobs are available for people with two-year degrees?  And what is the mission of community colleges today? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

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5:12pm

Wed January 7, 2015
Ethnic Studies

Proposal to fuse ethnic studies programs sparks controversy

Last month, the San Francisco school board unanimously agreed to expand ethnic studies courses to all San Francisco High Schools starting next fall. About 90 percent of the district is made up of people of color. Courses on ethnic identity and race-relations are currently being taught at five high schools as part of a pilot program initiated six years ago. District officials say the classes have improved the attendance and GPAS at those schools.

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6:04pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Education

Antwan Wilson comes to Oakland school district with a reputation for change

Courtesy of oaklandnorth.net

Antwan Wilson is the new head of Oakland Unified School District. Wilson spent five years as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Denver before coming to Oakland schools last July. He arrived with a reputation for turning things around.

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3:55pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Education

How one Oakland school is getting kids to class

A board encouraging attendance greets students and parents as they walk into Garfield Elemantary School.
Isabel Angell

Chronic absence is one of the best indicators of future success in school. That’s when a student misses more than two days of school out of the month for any reason. Students with high rates of absence have lower test scores, and if it starts when they’re young, they’re more likely to drop out in high school.

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