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City Visions: What to do about the teacher shortage?

Jun 18, 2018

How bad is the teacher shortage in Bay Area schools?  


Journalist and media educator Tina Pamintuan has been selected to serve as the next General Manager of KALW, and will begin her work as the station's leader in September.

This special Manager's Report to the Listeners features a conversation between Tina Pamintuan and current GM Matt Martin.  

Click here to read messages from Matt Martin and Tina Pamintuan about the transition in leadership at KALW.

Radio Poets 2018: Angelo Castro, "When I'm King"

Apr 24, 2018

When I'm King

By Angelo Castro, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

When I'm king, I would want a queen, by my side when I'm having a hard time...

Radio Poets 2018: Mia Abrajan, "The Loving Sky"

Apr 23, 2018

The Loving Sky is always in our memories

It always has a special place in my life

like the love we have for our family and friends

It will last for eternity

because the loving sky's abundance is ever lasting

(music: Younger Than Yesterday by Real Estate)

 

Yo Le Voy A Los Chivas

By Lizbeth Leon, Glassbrook Elementary School

Yo le voy a los Chivas 

Y tambien mis amigos y amigas

Juntos jugamos futbol

Y nos gusta meter un goal

Radio Poets 2018: Juan Jimenez, "Where I'm From"

Apr 18, 2018

 

I am

By Juan Jimenez, Glassbrook Elementary School

 

I am from the United States

My parents are from a state in Mexico

I am happiness and joyfulness

Radio Poets 2018: Santos Dzib, "My Color Brown"

Apr 17, 2018

 My Color: Brown

By Santos Dzib, Sanchez Elementary School

 

Brown feels like a sugary chocolate cake melting in your mouth. 

Brown smells like wet mud after it rains. 

Radio Poets 2018: Wendy Sanchez Colaj, "The Stars"

Apr 16, 2018

 

The Stars

By Wendy Sanchez Colaj, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

The stars twinkle twinkle twinkle

All throughout the night they are so bright...

Radio Poets 2018: Xiomara Trejo, "My Heart"

Apr 12, 2018

My Heart is made of cotton candy

You can hear the sound of waves

I’ll bring my heart everywhere

To the Sun

Moon

and family

The sun is light

the moon is dark

and my family is life

Radio Poets 2018: Kevin Dzib, "My Color: Violet"

Apr 11, 2018

My Color: Violet

By Kevin Dzib, Sanchez Elementary 

Violet looks like a gecko crawling through the rainforest. ...

Radio Poets 2018: Rae'vyn Twine, "Imagine"

Apr 10, 2018

 

Imagine 

By Rae'vyn Twine, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

Imagine you are sitting on a cloud 

with no loud sounds 

Radio Poets 2018: Oliver Williams, "My Passion"

Apr 9, 2018

 

My Passion

By Oliver Williams, Sunnyside Elementary School...

When I'm King

By Ilyas Abdolcader, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

I'll be staring down at my town

While wearing my beautiful crown

Humble will be our game

Our town will have no shame

We'll have nothing sloppy

I make negative things things not exist

No homeless on our list

Happyness

By Pamela N. Alvarez Sosa, Junipero Serra

Happyness is when you have a lot of joy.

It's when your mom comes back from Mexico.

It's when you go somewhere for the first time.

Peace and Positivity

By Marco Gongora, Paul Revere Elementary School

Peace should spread around the world

like jam on toast...

Radio Poets 2018: Melany Perez, "Stars"

Apr 3, 2018

Stars

By Melany Perez, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

The stars look beautiful all night

I always get ready to see them

shine at dawn, shine so bright at night.

  

Rock Climber 

By Johnny Rodrguez, Marshall Elementary School   

 

  I used to rely on the hardness and the safety it gave me until, it disappeared.    

Now, I rely on my fingers who keep me safe and stable.

One slip and I fall to my doom.

Sulfur CC-BY-SA-3.0 Wikimedia Commons

 

This is part of our series  “Persistent Poison: Lead’s Toxic Legacy in the Bay Area,” an in-depth look at childhood lead poisoning in the region.

Peter Belanger

Every year, KALW's General Manager presents a "State of the Station" report to the Board of Commissioners of the San Francisco Unified School District, KALW's licensee.

Lee Romney

When the state released testing data for California’s public school students last month, results for San Francisco Unified’s African American students were the lowest in the district — again. 

"Classroom" by CC Flickr User Victor Björkund, resized and recropped

 

Today was the first day of school for many students, including those in the San Francisco and Oakland Unified School Districts, and both districts have new superintendents.

This summer, both San Francisco and Oakland welcomed new superintendents.  Both individuals were educated in the district they will now be running.  As leaders of high profile school districts that have had their share of problems in the past, these superintendents are under a great deal of pressure to succeed.  

On strike and in the streets on May Day

May 1, 2017
Josiah Luis Alderette

 

Demonstrators spoke out in cities around the Bay Area today, on behalf of immigrant workers.

"My Place Now"

Izabella Arriaza, Junipero Serra Elementary

"In a Paradise"

Aurora Nguyen, Garfield Elementary

"Tofu Like Kung Fu"

Martin Levy, Garfield Elementary

"Life in Mexico"

Chloe Price, Moscone Elementary

"Baby"

Pauline Barrera, Moscone Elementary

"My Life as a Dog"

Justin Fang, Garfield Elementary

"Joy and Yellow"

Leslie Avalos, Junipero Serra Elementary

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