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A Year of Transition – New Faces and Leadership at Oakland International High School ACE Learning Center
By Martha Sessums, President, ACE I am always inspired by the dedicated educators and students at Oakland International High School (OIHS). It was one of the first ACE Learning Centers starting as an English as Second Language (ESL) and computer basics program for parents of OIHS students. But by thinking bigger, the ACE Learning Center expanded from just supporting families to the Learning Lab that identifies the barriers of OIHS’s diverse group of students and helps them overcome roadblocks and succeed. Lauren Markham, who was the OIHS...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio, and the Audio Academy Class of 2020 This week, KALW’s Audio Academy class of 2020 gets started. We’ll have two days of orientation, and then they’re off and reporting! It’s my pleasure to present them, in their own words and photos: Sona Avakian (she/her/hers) – You can pronounce my name Sona; it’s not as hard as you may think — long O. You might slip up and call me Sonya occasionally; it happens. I don’t have any radio experience, but I have some (very...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio The San Francisco Unified School District just launched its academic year, and KALW reporters and trainees are highlighting schools’ most fascinating issues along with some of its most extraordinary educators. Take a minute to check out some of the work that aired in the first week back for students: The Radical History of the Murals at George Washington High School This documentary, reported by KALW summer trainees Marco Siler-Gonzales (’18) and Ariella Markowitz (’19) looks...read more