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[12 Jun 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Fremont Prechoolers are Deputized to Become Readers

Thirty Fremont preschoolers at Glankler School got a head start in global learning skills last Thursday afternoon via a folk tale from Afghanistan and a visit from a member of Fremont’s Police department. By SHILANDA WOOLRIDGE

Arts & Culture, Berkeley, Education, Faces & Places, Multimedia, On Campus »

[21 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Rich student, rude student? | ]
Rich student, rude student?

Rich people may have more money but does that mean they’re less polite? A recent UC Berkeley study examines how body language reveals wealth.

Berkeley, Education, Immigration, On Campus »

[5 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on International students get a lesson from Good Vibes | ]

By Huda Ahmed/510 Report
Jessica Fischer organized mysterious shapes made of plastic and metal, as well as spongy brightly-colored toys on the table and waited for her young audience at UC Berkeley’s International House to be seated. The dim yellow light bulbs gave the room a romantic glow. The whole room was soon packed with more than 45 international students from the University of California trying to figure out what these objects were and what the speaker would say.

Eastlake, Education, Immigration, Oakland »

[3 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Adelaide Chen
Financial setbacks and anticipated cuts in public education have impacted at least one community program in Oakland.  A volunteer-run Vietnamese language school has raised tuition and decreased teacher stipends in order to pay $7000 to $8000 in janitorial fees for the first time.

Chinatown, Eastlake, Education, Oakland »

[22 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Community College Students Outraged Over Financial Aid | ]

By Adelaide Chen  
Thousands of East Bay community college students attending Laney, Berkeley City, Merritt, and College of Alameda still have not received financial checks for the semester.
With a week left before Thanksgiving, over 2700 students still do not know the status of their financial aid offer and thousands more may not be aware that there are problems with their application.

Civic Life, Education, Fremont »

[21 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Tyler Sipe  —
Officials at the Fremont Adult School hope members of the public take their economic aches and pains into a relaxing new career opportunity at the recenly established Clinical Massage Therapy Certification Course.  
Dr. Robin Buckwalter, D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic), director and primary instructor for the program, will provide her three decades of clinical massage therapy experience for the course.
Buckwalter said despite the current economic environment, long-term future growth in the massage therapy industry looks promising. She cited a recent report from the California Economic Development Department expecting 11% growth …

Education, Fremont, Government »

[17 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Increasing Need for Homeless Student Services | ]

Story by: Linsay Rousseau Burnett
With unemployment reaching new highs and the rate of foreclosures showing no sign of slowing, stability becomes a fleeting concept for families who find themselves out of work and out of a home. For children, this instability and impermanence could potentially jeopardize their education. Since 1987, a federal program has been in place to help assist these children and as their numbers rise, these services have become increasingly pertinent.

Berkeley, Civic Life, Crime, Education, Fremont, Government, Oakland »

[13 Nov 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Hollywood often stereotypes librarians as mousy women in horn-rimmed glasses who hide behind books. But the work of a librarian is not limited to searching databases and silencing noisy patrons. As mandated by the Young Adult Services Association (part of the American Library Association), an element of advocacy underlies the work that librarians do. For one Alameda County Librarian, she took the mandate of advocacy to heart to ensure that her patrons, the inmates of the Alameda Juvenile Detention Hall, were not disenfranchised during the 2008 …

Civic Life, Education, Faces & Places, Fremont, Government, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles »

[6 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Fremont Mayor’s Campaign Apparently Violated State Education Law By Recruiting Students at Schools | ]

High School Junior Andrea Shyu did not even know who the mayor of Fremont was before signing up to volunteer for his re-election campaign. Now, the 16-year-old spends up to eight hours a week canvassing door-to-door and putting up lawn signs.
Shyu is one of 130 students Mayor Bob Wasserman’s campaign recruited from high school classrooms and at school activities fairs. The campaign offered students like Shyu community service credit, an “intern” title for their resumes and college recommendation letters. While this all seemed like simply offering students campaign experience and …

Eastlake, Education, Immigration, Oakland »

[3 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Adelaide Chen
As a result of ethnic conflict in Bhutan, Damanta Kharel, 25, grew up and attended school in a United Nations camp.  She earned a masters degree commuting from the camp to a nearby college in Nepal.
But as a newly arrived refugee in Oakland, she takes night classes to get a GED.