Tue January 7, 2014

Oakland high school confronts daily violence

Fourteen-year-old Trevor Watson, a freshman at Castlemont High School, stands in front of his home in East Oakland. He is a part of Youth ALIVE, an after school program where teens talk to younger kids about gang violence.
Brett Myers/Youth Radio

Castlemont High in East Oakland, looks like many other California schools – colorful box-style buildings with big windows – but inside, teacher Demetria Huntsman and several students are deconstructing a shooting that happened out front just 30 minutes before I got there.

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Wed January 1, 2014


Mon December 30, 2013

Crosscurrents: December 30, 2013

Manny Castro and Geronimo Garcia
Capital Public Radio

On today's show, we are presenting, "Class Dismissed," a one-hour radio documentary from the Capital Public Radio series, The View From Here

"Class Dismissed" takes an intimate look at the high school dropout crisis through the lives of three young people from California's Central Valley. Their stories reveal what is at stake for their future and ours.

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Thu December 12, 2013

City College supporters strike back against accreditor

CCSF Supporters gather at the Downtown campus before marching to City Hall
Jen Chien


Wed December 11, 2013

Guiding a troubled institution: CCSF's Special Trustee Robert Agrella


Robert Agrella was appointed by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to advise City College of San Francisco's seven-member board of trustees just over a year ago. But in July, when the college was told it would remain on "show cause" status for another year, the state effectively disbanded the board, and gave Agrella sole decision-making authority. His full title now is "Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers".

Agrella is an experienced administrator, and a former president of several community colleges, most recently at Sonoma and Santa Rosa. He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny, who asked him what exactly his administration is doing to save the school.

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