Education

11:58pm

Tue February 18, 2014
Education

Today on Your Call: How is the corporatization of higher education affecting teachers?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll discuss how colleges are hiring part-time teachers to save costs, and what impact it has on education. Adjunct teachers now make up 50 percent of higher education faculty. Many receive no benefits and are paid poorly, with no chance of job-security or tenure. What happens to students when their teachers are contractors, not full-time professionals? And how are adjuncts organizing for change? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.

 

  

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5:44pm

Thu January 30, 2014
Education

My Favorite Teacher: Nelson Mandela

Flickr user tedeytan

In this installment of KALW’s “My Favorite Teacher” series, two-time Mavericks surf champion Grant "Twiggy" Baker credits the teacher that made the biggest impact on him and his home country.

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5:50pm

Wed January 29, 2014

6:17pm

Tue January 21, 2014
Education

Oakland kids find confidence reading to Fido

At almost any given library, you will find parents and librarians sharing books with children. At Oakland’s Lakeview branch, it isn't the adults who are reading out loud, it’s the kids — and to an audience you might not expect. 

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5:44pm

Tue January 21, 2014
Education

A library reaches outside its stacks

Friends of the Elmhurst Library

 

If you head southeast from the Lakeview Library, way down to the 80s blocks of International Boulevard, be sure to take a turn at 88th to visit the Elmhurst branch of the Oakland Library. You'll have to look closely—this library is in a small converted house. Elmhurst operates like any other public library: books to check out, computers to use, and a children's program. But it's got a problem: most kids can’t get to it very easily. The Elmhurst branch is trying to fix that. 

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