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The history of California's sexual education

May 29, 2019
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According to a Harvard study, more than 40 percent of parents didn’t have “the sex talk” with their kids. But California — especially San Francisco — is leading the way in making sure kids get the sex education they need. Things weren’t always this way.

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar May 28, 2019

Philosophy Talk: John Dewey and the Ideal of Democracy

May 24, 2019

John Dewey is regarded by some as the quintessential American philosopher. 


Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar May 14, 2019

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This is part of an ongoing series “Learning while black: The fight for equity in San Francisco schools.”

A new intensive SFUSD program helps kids aged three-and-a-half to five regulate and understand their emotions. The goal: to avert an “emotional disturbance” designation, a special ed category where black children are overrepresented.

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Judy Bebelaar and Ron Cabral were teachers at San Francisco’s Opportunity 2 High School in the 70s. It’s the school Jim Jones chose for the teenagers of his People’s Temple.

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There’s been a lot of talk about charter schools lately. Public school districts are in financial crisis. And they’re blaming the competition: publicly-funded charters.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll explore how the lack of racial and gender diversity among university faculty impacts the learning experience of students.

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar April 23, 2019

HOLLY J. MCDEDE


When you think of school, you might not think of prison. But in 2014, approximately 47,600 young people in California actually attended school inside juvenile hall. Those schools are called “court schools.”

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar 4-09-2019

Apr 9, 2019

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar Tuesday April 09, 2019

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Lauren Markham is an immigration reporter who covered the stories of unaccompanied children at the southern border in 2012. At the same time, Markham also works as the student program manager at Oakland Unified School District. She works with refugee kids at Oakland International, where there is a large number of undocumented students.

Host Joseph Pace and guests explore the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) will impact US healthcare.  

Looking at Education with Carol Kocivar Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Oakland teachers won a big pay increase. But over 40% of union members voted not to take the deal, saying it didn’t meet enough of their demands. What’s next for Oakland’s school district, and for the labor movement?

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar 2/26/2019

Feb 26, 2019

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar February 26, 2019

"Oakland Teachers Strike" by National Nurses United, used under CC license, resized and cropped

Host Joseph Pace and guests discuss the policy and funding issues underlying Oakland and California’s public school crisis.  What solutions exist to get our schools back in session and back on track?

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar February 12, 2019

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Members of the Oakland teachers union just voted to authorize a strike. The school board voted to close the first of what it expects will be a number of schools — to help keep costs down. These are tough times for Oakland Unified.

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar January 29, 2019

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the killing of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, and a critic of Poland's right-wing government. He died after he was stabbed during a public charity event.

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar January 15, 2019

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar December 12, 2018

Courtesy of San Francisco State University

A lot has changed in the 50 years since the strike at San Francisco State University brought about the country’s first ethnic studies program. Today, ethnic etudies courses are offered nationwide.

The fight for a curriculum that reflects the nation’s diversity began 50 years ago, at San Francisco State University. 

Philosophy Talk: The Creative Life

Nov 23, 2018

What does questioning everything have to do with being creative?


Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar November 13, 2018

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar 10-23-18

Oct 23, 2018

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar October 23, 2018

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Most voters know all about the top ticket jobs on the state ballot this November: governor, senator, secretary of state. 

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Oakland’s Measure AA creates a 30-year parcel tax to fund early childhood education and college readiness programs.  

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