Education

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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11:15am

Tue November 29, 2011
Education

Colleges take a chance on Wikipedia

The education of young people is increasingly, if not exclusively, coming from the internet. And a big part of it is from the website Wikipedia. The English-language version alone has more than three million entries. It’s consistently ranked as one of the most visited websites in the world, after Facebook and before Twitter. And in the last few years, Wikipedia has started spreading to college classrooms, but not without its share of controversies and concerns.

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11:12am

Tue November 29, 2011
Education

Investing in the education of foster youth

Under CC license from Thomas Favre-Bulle. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6783644/

California is home to more than 55,000 foster kids - the largest population in the country. And, the one place in the state where most of those kids come together is in public school. Jetaine Hart, a former foster youth and current educational mentor in Alameda County, argues that’s where we should be putting resources to help foster kids – kids who often shuffle from school to school and have unstable home lives.

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