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By Martha Sessums, President, ACE Graduation from high school comes in many forms. Sure, there’s the cap and gown. Listening to speeches about what a great future we’ll all have. Stepping up on a stage to accept your diploma. Throwing your mortarboard hat in the air with everyone else at the end of the ceremony. Lots of cheers. Then there’s the graduation experience of deserving students who did everything right in high school, but couldn’t pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE.) They didn’t pass because they didn’t do the...read more
By Guest Blogger Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio This was a sweet week for many reasons around the KALW news department. For one big thing, we’re in the midst of rolling out stories from the Audio Academy class of 2016. Geraldine Ah-Sue‘s first voiced piece aired last week: The Fast and Furious World of Pigeon Racing Terrific tracking, great subject, surprising info … really enjoyable place profile! Tammy Drummond‘s first voiced piece aired this week: Pumping Up Bodies and Spirits at God’s Gym Great...read more
By Guest Blogger Kyle Halle-Erby, SPAN Program Coordinator, San Francisco International High School San Francisco International High School’s most recent alumni at UC Davis and UC Berkeley have been very busy adjusting and transitioning into their new lives as college students. Here are some of their most recent stories. QiHao (Gary) Yu, Freshman at UC Davis, Community and Regional Development Major “I am doing well in UC Davis. The campus is big and people around the campus are friendly.” College definitely has more challenges than high...read more