Education

5:30pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Education

Heart Wrenchers Auto Club takes women beyond the driver’s seat

Members of the Heart Wrenchers Auto Club
Jen Chien

Natasha Cronin is a first-year student in the Automotive Technology Department at Skyline College in San Bruno. She and her classmates are standing under the raised body of a dilapidated red pickup. Their task for today: to learn how this truck works by dismantling it, piece by rusty piece.

Cronin got into cars in high school, which wasn’t that long ago -- she’s 18. She says she hung out a lot with friends who were auto enthusiasts, out on the sidewalk or in the garage, watching them fix their cars. Eventually, she decided to try her own hand at it.

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7:00pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Education

Skyline High School music program does a lot with a little

Skyline High School Marching Band
Credit V Smoothe, Flickr

It’s 7:30 in the morning at Skyline High and the halls are humming with activity. Kids are talking and slamming lockers. It’s loud.  But one building’s playing a different tune.

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6:30pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Education

Practicing restorative justice at Oakland's Skyline High

Skyline High Pergola
Richard Spitler Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

 

Sonia Black is walking through the halls of Skyline High School, trying to get the last few kids to class.

Black is in charge of discipline and attendance for ninth and twelfth graders at Skyline. She’s been at the school for two years and this year, they’re trying something new: restorative justice.

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6:11pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Education

Oakland’s Skyline High community sings high praise for its principal

Between classes, the five-minute passing periods at Skyline High are a little chaotic. Students are abuzz. Teachers, counselors and guards herd the teens to their classes.

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5:45pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Education

A support system to combat the isolation of Asperger's on campus

Flickr: iamthetherapist

For a lot of high school students, the best part of their day is spending time with friends. That's also the case for students with Asperger's syndrome, which is characterized by trouble with social interactions, especially in reading nonverbal cues.

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