coaching coders coding 7374A recent state law requires history, as taught in public K-12 schools, to incorporate the roles of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or disabled.

A Sonoma State professor is leading the effort to suggest just how that could be done.

For many students in California today, says Don Romesburg, a professor of Women and Gender Studies at SSU, a wider teaching of inclusion may simply reflect their world back to them, even at a young age.

For high school students, such an expanded curriculum helps explain the development of the society in which they are coming of age.

Education News

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    In California, Not Every Kid Has a Fair Chance at Success

    By Erica Hellerstein, Mercury News San Jose area scores near the top for giving children the best chance of achieving economic success and good health. Bakersfield is at the bottom. Children who grow up in the San Jose area are better off than those raised in almost any other metropolitan region in…
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    February 03, 2020

    California Students Missing School Due to Wildfires and Other Disasters

    At the beginning of the school year, over 360 schools in California had to close for at least a week due to power outages, wildfires, or other crises. That’s according to Ricardo Cano, an education reporter at the state-wide news outlet CAL Matters. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with him about how…
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    December 24, 2019

    Schools Can Hire Teachers of Color, but Will They Stay?

    The number of teachers of color in California isn’t keeping pace with the number of black and brown students in our classrooms. One problem is that too many of these teachers leave the profession. As part of our California Dream collaboration, KQED’s Vanessa Rancaño takes us to meet a group of men…
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    December 23, 2019

    Diversifying the Ranks of Teachers. Race and Gender Matter

    Fewer than 10% of California’s teachers are men of color. And that’s a problem, because they could play a significant role in helping to close the achievement gap for black and brown boys. As part of the California Dream collaboration, KQED’s Vanessa Rancaño reports. [Photo: Darryl McKellar has…
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    August 26, 2019

    Changes in Math Education Cause Anxiety Among Parents

    It’s August and kids in Sonoma County are back in school. But, as students seek help with their math homework, parents are often stumped. Math in the modern age is taught differently, and that makes it harder for adults to help. NPR “Math Guy” Keith Devlin shares his thoughts on this dilemma with…
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    August 19, 2019

    Annual Mochilada Backpack Giveaway Kicks off the School Year

    Mochila is a Spanish word for backpack – and in Santa Rosa, the annual Mochilada is a giveaway of packs full of school supplies for kids as they start the new school year. Although families were excited to celebrate the end of summer vacation, they were also anxious over immigration raids and the…
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    Apr 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…
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    Dec 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…
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    Dec 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…
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    Sep 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…
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    Aug 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…
  • Jul 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…
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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.…
  • May 28, 2017

    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…
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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…

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