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Just about everyone involved agrees that arts education is important and valuable. But new survey data reveals that it is far from uniformly available to students in Sonoma County.

The results of the survey were made public at a “data reveal” event Tuesday evening at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. 

KRCB previously reported on the survey when it was launched last February.

Education News

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    April 19, 2019

    Alegría De La Cruz, Newest Schools Trustee, Aims at Equity

    The newest trustee on the Santa Rosa City Schools Board, Alegría De La Cruz, was chosen April 10 by the board to fill out the term of Evelyn Anderson, who resigned to take the job of interim co-principal at the French-American Charter School. In a freewheeling conversation, De La Cruz, the chief…
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    December 12, 2018

    Sexual Assault Prevention Educator Opposes Title IX Changes

    Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Title IX transformed college sports starting in the 1970s. More recently, student victims of sexual harassment and assault have used Title IX to make sure their stories…
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    December 10, 2018

    Immigration Tied to Benefits? County Schools Head Says No

    Sonoma County's Superintendent of Schools, Steven Herrington, released a strongly-worded letter today, objecting to a government plan to restrict immigration to the United States, or legal status for those already here, based on whether prospective immigrants might become "public charges," that is,…
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    September 18, 2018

    Sebastopol Peace Wall Adds Ellsberg, Huerta, and Two Locals

    On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a crowd of about 200 people gathered in Sebastopol’s town plaza to honor men and women who have worked nonviolently for peace and justice. It was the fourth annual induction ceremony of Sebastopol’s Living Peace Wall. Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers…
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    August 20, 2018

    Low-Income Students Face Food Insecurity During Summer Break

    This year, our news team won three awards from the Public Media Journalists Association. Our series on Roseland health, produced in partnership with local bilingual station KBBF, won second place in its division for collaboration. For one of the reports in this series, KRCB’s Adia White visited…
  • July 30, 2018

    Sonoma County Launches New Mini-Grants for Educational Innovation

    Do you have a great idea that could improve education in Sonoma County? A new fund will provide grants up to $2,500 "to kick-start efforts to make a difference in the lives of students. .. by thinking outside the box." Reporter Steve Mencher talked with Dan Blake, Director of Innovation and…
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    Jul 29, 2018

    Implementing the FAIR Education Act

    A recent state law requires history, as taught in public K-12 schools, to incorporate the roles of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual,…
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    Jul 28, 2018

    SRJC Fire Relief Fund Provides Assistance to its Students and Staff

    The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Foundation has created a fire relief fund offering qualified recipients a check of up to $500.All students,…
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    Jul 28, 2018

    Arts Education Survey Highlights Disparities

    Just about everyone involved agrees that arts education is important and valuable. But new survey data reveals that it is far from uniformly…
  • Jul 26, 2018

    The Importance of Arts Education

    KRCB North Bay Public Media explores the importance of arts education in in K-12 education, with a community grant from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend.…
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    Apr 27, 2017

    Water Wise Education

    The Water Wise Education Program utilizes a multifaceted approach to help students learn the value of water as an important natural resource. These…
  • Apr 26, 2017

    Water Education Program

    The Sonoma County Water Agency’s Water Education Program reaches thousands of students every year with lessons and materials on water conservation…
  • Apr 26, 2017

    Water Wise Education Materials

    Materials are only available to teachers that fall within our service area in Sonoma and Northern Marin counties, as these water providers fund the…
  • Apr 26, 2017

    Download Water Education Activities

    Here you’ll find some teacher favorite activities relating to water and the environment. They are specified by grade level and can be used in a…
  • Mar 23, 2017

    Three Democratic Governor Candidates Debate Education

    Three of the most prominent Democrats running for California governor in 2018 participated in the first debate for that political race.
  • Feb 13, 2017

    Assessing Sonoma County’s Arts Education Needs

    As school budgets shrink and curriculum requirements tighten, are Sonoma County students still getting taught about the arts? Creative Sonoma is…
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    Dec 03, 2016

    Marching Flute And Fantasy Fiction: The Education Of Lizzo

    Minneapolis vocalist Lizzo grew up deep in the Pentecostal church, so it seemed natural to title one of her songs "Worship.
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    Nov 29, 2016

    A Jazz Pianist Considers Fidel Castro's Music Education Legacy

    You can hear Harold Lopez-Nussa's training when he plays. The 33-year-old pianist is reluctant to admit the classical influence on his jazz playing,…

Arts News

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    June 11, 2019

    Stories from the Fire: Passion for Survival

    Martin Zuniga is a sculptor and painter. His home was surrounded by fire in October 2017. Through a mentorship and teaching project with youth, Zuniga created a mural project that reflects themes of endurance, survival, and endurance. Listen:
  • June 07, 2019

    Word by Word Welcomes Murder Mystery Writer Cara Black

    Sunday at 4 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91.Word by Word listeners (and mystery writers) will enjoy the conversation (and pick up a few writing tips), during Gil Mansergh’s informative conversation with Cara Black, the New York Times bestselling author of 19 Aimee Leduc murder mysteries. Each novel takes…
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    May 21, 2019

    Mormon Temple in Oakland Open to Public for Limited Time

    The iconic Mormon temple visible from Highway 13 in Oakland is open to the public for a limited time through early June. According to the website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the temple will be rededicated on June 16, after which only Mormons with a special ticket from their…
  • Mark
    May 03, 2019

    Stories from the Fire: Out of the Fire

    Mark “Mooka” Rennick, the owner of Prairie Sun Recording Studios, produced and performed on a benefit CD called “Out of the Fire.” The proceeds will go to replace the instruments musicians and music students lost in the fire. Listen:
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    May 01, 2019

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet: 'I Love Petaluma'

    Forrest Gander is the winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He was born in California, has lived in Mexico, and taught at Brown University in Rhode Island. But he's always wanted to come home to California. Now, he's a full time resident of Petaluma, enjoying the beautiful setting of his…
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    Apr 26, 2019

    Political Cartoonist Speaks on the Importance of Satire

    Political cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired from his job at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last year after being told to stop drawing unflattering…
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    Apr 24, 2019

    Stories from the Fire: Marching On

    Musician Eki Shola and her family narrowly escaped the North Bay Wildfires. Shola lost her home, instruments, and creative archive of music. She…
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    Apr 03, 2019

    New Doc, Invisible Bars, Touts Family Ties for Prisoners

    On April 15, KRCB TV 22 will present Invisible Bars, about new California programs that take into account the damage done to families in the age of…
  • Kimberly
    Apr 02, 2019

    Stories from the Fire: Preserving Memories

    New media artists Kimberly Koym-Murteira is preserving memories of the North Bay Wildfires through the unique medium of glass storage jars that…
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    Apr 01, 2019

    Sonoma County Pride 2019

    Sonoma County Pride is dedicated to enhancing the lives and well being of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) community…
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    Mar 19, 2019

    Free Community Screenings

    Join us for a free screening of these important public television documentary programs. Meet staff members from NorCal Public Media at our…
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    Mar 08, 2019

    Musical from Broadway's Golden Age, Fiorello!, Is Up to Date

    San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon theater company is revisiting a golden age classic this month. Fiorello! tells the story of an Italian lawyer, then…
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    Mar 06, 2019

    Greg Sarris: Author, Professor, Chairman of Local Tribe

    This week brings the paperback release of a story collection from writer and teacher Greg Sarris. You may know Sarris from his other job – Chairman…
  • Volker
    Dec 18, 2018

    Stories from the Fire: Arts are Healing

    Guitarist Volker Strifler cannot imagine what it would be like for a musician to lose all of their instruments in a natural disaster. Instruments…
  • Adam
    Dec 18, 2018

    Stories from the Fire: Objects and Memory

    Found object artist Adam Shaw and his family survived the North Bay Wildfires fighting back the flames around their Sonoma Valley home. The objects…
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    Nov 21, 2018

    Dogs Compete in Sheep Herding at Hopland Research Center

    Every year the Hopland Research Extension Center hosts an annual sheep dog trial. Contestants and their dogs travel to Mendocino county, in hopes of…
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    Nov 19, 2018

    In Short Time, Conductor Lecce-Chong Puts Stamp on Symphony

    This past weekend, Francesco Lecce-Chong, the new music director of the Santa Rosa Symphony, conducted his final subscription program for the season.…

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