Oakland Local’s Education Voices fellows Venessa, Derrika, Alon, Giovanni, Karshawn and Phillip, at United Roots

This spring, the Oakland Local team worked with a group of student reporters from the Urban Peace Movement. Our topic–selected by the students–was the impact of teacher retention and engagement on learning and the education experience. These are some of their stories.

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Venessa on learning online without a teacher

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Karshawn on living with crime in Oakland

This story and the entire Education Voices series were made possible through the support of The California Endowment. Our student reporters for this series are participants in programs at Urban Peace Movement. Our lead trainer in the Education Voices project is Irene Florez of Oakland Local staff and our staff reporters are Barbara Grady and Jon Leckie. Many thanks to the Endowment and UPM for the support of this program, and to our wonderful coaches, trainers and student reporters.

Follow the entire series here: http://oaklandlocal.com/?s=teacher-retention

See our earlier California Endowment supported reporting package at http://oaklandlocal.com/?s=safe-routes

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