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Chemistry teacher Felix Guzman wears a T-shirt in support of the Oakland teachers strike.

Oakland teachers strike ends in 11 percent salary raise

March 4, 2019

Three thousand Oakland teachers started a widespread strike which only recently ended. This strike affected a total of 86 schools in the OUSD (Oakland Unified School District), h...

One of the major challenges teachers experience each day is the long commute to and from work.

Teachers search for a balance in a school of struggles

January 28, 2019

Late nights. Early mornings. Slow commutes. Long hours. Scornful students. Teachers put up with this, and more, for half the average wage of a tech worker in Silicon Valley...

Administrators observe and evaluate teacher instruction to determine if they are meeting the standards.

Administration evaluates teachers to improve instruction

December 11, 2018

Every year, a handful of teachers are evaluated by Carlmont's administration to help them teach effectively and grow professionally. Principal Ralph Crame, Administrative Vice...

Student shows parent the way to his next class.

Back to School Night provides a connection between parents and teachers

October 16, 2018

The halls were packed with scores of confused parents who rushed to get across the school as their kids had done every day for the past few months. Yes, this was the night: Back t...

Opinion: On Smartphone addiction and education

September 19, 2018

Joseph Gomez describes how adding the latest technology to school is not helping smartphone addiction.

An example of how many teachers feel seeing their paycheck.

Teachers continue the battle over fair pay

December 4, 2017

Teachers are not paid enough—that's already established. But now, many elementary teachers in San Mateo and San Carlos are threatening to go on strike if they do not get their...

The Music Teachers' Association of California organization encourages people to donate their old, gently used music books to fire victims.

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

November 10, 2017

When one thinks of the California fires, not many people would associate it with the loss of music teachers' studios and collections. This is why the Music Teachers' Association of Calif...

Math teacher Allison Davis (left) had a huge impact on her student, Miya Okumura (right), who she taught for two years. Davis was the first teacher Okumura felt comfortable talking to and going to for help because she is always passionate about her job and always there to support her students through their toughest times.

Teachers teach more than just the curriculum

June 8, 2017

As the end of my junior year draws near, there's one thing that I keep thinking about: where would I be without my teachers? When I entered high school, I expected to learn basic th...

Rosa Argaluza, a Spanish teacher, gets food in the Teachers' Lounge during the Vivace Luncheon for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Teachers are showered with food and appreciation

May 6, 2017

During Teacher Appreciation Week, spanning from May 2 to May 5, the Parent Teacher Student Association set up various breakfasts and lunches for staff members to enjoy in t...

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

March 18, 2017

Although high school is intended for students, parents began to flood the halls and classrooms of Carlmont instead. Teachers welcomed visitors into their classrooms on March ...

Switzer’s passion shows in teaching

February 20, 2017

Brian Switzer has joined the music department this year as the assistant band director. Switzer teaches three classes: jazz ensemble, concert band, and string orchestra. Addi...

Sophomore Cassidy O'Connell and chemistry teacher Josh Engberg communicate lab expectations.

Students need relationships with teachers to succeed

February 18, 2016

As students slide into their desks on the first day of school, the first thing they are given is a colored packet syllabus that includes all the expectations for that year. Yet,...

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