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TBH, When San Quentin Managers Say KALW’s Audio Academy Work is Good, It’s Really Good

Posted by on Feb 4, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Audience Supported Public Radio and Imran Ali Malik, Audio Academy ‘20 We got some really nice news this week regarding our education reporter (and Audio Academy mentor) Lee Romney. The Northern CA Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is honoring her for her outstanding role in education and social justice. Lee will be one of this year’s award recipients, in particular for her series “Learning While Black: The Fight For Equality in San Francisco Schools”. Congrats, Lee! Meanwhile, the Community...

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How Oakland International High School Rethought Math to Meet Student Challenges and Help Find a Path to Success

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By David Hansen, Vice Principal, Oakland International High School, and former head of the Math Department In 2015, as the governor was looking to end the use of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), the math department at Oakland International High School (OIHS) debated which metrics we should then use to gauge a successful program. Given the unique needs of our student population – all of our students are newcomers, recent arrivals in the US – we thought it made most sense to look at college placement and work backwards. That year,...

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From Davos 2020 to the Grammys, The Power of Teens and This New Generation is Inspiring

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE It was a big night for pop music’s new generation of innovators last Sunday at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. Billie Eilish, age 18, took five of the top wins including Best New Artist, Record of the Year for “Bad Guy” and Album of the Year. Her 22-year old brother, Finneas, who co-wrote, produced and engineered the album in their Los Angeles home no less, won six honors for his musical production. Lizzo won three Grammys from her eight nominations, including Best Pop Solo Performance. Age 31 now, she was 26...

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