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Noor Hezam Bridges a Cultural Gap

An Arabic-speaking teaching paraprofessional from Yemen takes new families under her wing at Ruby Bridges.

Christine Chilcott Needs Teachers’ Help

Paying teachers skilled in Common Core to train their counterparts outside the classroom is one way to better assist learners

Making Contact Uses Radio to Amplify the Voiceless

Giving voices to the voiceless is the primary goal of Making Contact, a 29-minute public affairs program produced by the National Radio Project in Oakland.

Making Gains Ground in Alameda

The Alameda Makers Consortium held a recent Makers Meet & Greet to explore creating an ecosystem of making to embrace the Island’s countless inventors, tinkerers, and hobbyists engaged in all types of do-it-yourself projects.

Education Angel Bridges the Gaps

The Alameda Education Foundation helps Alameda public school students receive a richer education experience.

Better Lunches Land in Alameda Schools

Eliodoro Garcia, the new district cook, brings culinary talents and wholesome ingredients to lunch trays.

Words on Wheels Distributes Books by Bikes

Library outreach in Alameda hits the road by trike with a stylish new bikemobile crisscrossing the Island.

The Changing Face of Nursing

It’s still mostly white and female, but recruiters at Samuel Merritt University and Cal State East Bay are looking for diversity.

Gray Harris Has a Point to Make

Alameda’s latest school board appointee, Gray Harris, talks about living up to expectations.

Families Relying More on College Admissions Consultants

A pro can help high school seniors find the perfect fit for college, but it can cost a lot. Are students who complete the application process on their own at a disadvantage?