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Classrooms Head Into the Woods

Twenty-first century parents embrace the 19th-century idea of the forest school.
January 09, 2020

Outside School Uses Nature as the Classroom

On a typical day at Outside School, everyone meets in the parking lot at Alvarado Park then the class members hike and play observing the abundant wildlife until snack/storybook time. Adventuring continues until lunch at noon, with more stories, and, for the older kids, journaling.
January 09, 2020

Neptune Nature School Is a Coastal Classroom in Alameda

Teachers Barbara Bick and Dan Burr created Neptune Nature School, which adheres to a forest school philosophy, after an Alameda preschool closed its doors mid-season.
January 09, 2020

Is There a Bilingual Advantage to Ward off Dementia?

As the Alzheimer’s community heralds bilingual brains as mitigating dementia, some researchers suggest otherwise.
December 10, 2019

Rudsdale Newcomer High School Is a New Kind of School

Rudsdale Newcomer offers community and connection for migrant teens.
December 09, 2019

Welcome to the Island. Good Luck Hiring Teachers

AUSD’s new superintendent assumed his new position just in time to preside over the district’s labor negotiations.
November 13, 2019

Improving Pay for Teachers

The AUSD board contemplates a new parcel tax to raise teachers’ salaries.
October 07, 2019

Partners Is Not Your Ordinary Summer School

The mentoring program based at College Preparatory School empowers, motivates, and inspires its participating middle school students.
September 12, 2019

Ashley Chu Wins $40K From Amazon

The Alameda High School senior plans to major in computer science at UC Berkeley and is doing her part to bring more women into technology.
June 10, 2019

What’s Next for Alameda Schools?

A more activist school board with interest in managing the district’s business says so long to Superintendent Sean McPhetridge.
June 05, 2019