Tag: Education

07/22/10

Project Update 2009-2010: The World As It Could Be – Human Rights Education Project

Students from Arroyo (top) and Balboa High Schools shared their perspectives on human rights as a culmination of their work in the Rex-sponsored program <i>The World As It Could Be</i>.Students from  Arroyo (top) and Balboa High Schools shared their perspectives on human rights as a culmination of their work in the Rex-sponsored program The World As It Could Be.

02/06/10

Sandy Sohcot on ‘The World As It Could Be’

Students from Arroyo (top) and Balboa High Schools shared their perspectives on human rights as a culmination of their work in the Rex-sponsored program <i>The World As It Could Be</i>.Watch the video:  Rex Foundation Executive Director Sandy Sohcot talks with Rexfoundation.org editor Mary Eisenhart about the inspiration and current state of the human rights education project The World As It Could Be.

02/06/10

Setting the Stage: The All Stars Project in SF

dancerPerforming onstage is just the beginning of many successful roles for the young urban clients of the All Stars Project Inc., whose Bay Area program received the 2008 Jerry Garcia Award from the Rex Foundation.

11/03/09

Rex Helps Shine a Little Light in Tanzania

Children born with disabilities or medical problems in remote villages of Tanzania face a bleak future, made worse by prejudice and poverty. Rex grantee Mwangaza Tanzania (“Mwangaza” means “beacon” in Swahili) seeks out these children and matches them with the best medical resources. They also conduct health education classes to address preventable diseases and medical […]

03/06/08

Perspective on the Digital Divide

In the latest Rex Foundation newsletter, Ken McNeely, President – External Affairs for AT&T California, suggests that there must be a “will to change” among the public at large with regard to broadband Internet service — and the importance of ensuring universal access to that service. He notes it will take corporate political will, in […]

12/17/07

How Important Is the Net?

Interviewed in the current Rex newsletter, AT&T executive Ken McNeely says he believes that basic broadband service should be available to all, and considered an essential component of Universal Service in the U.S. Ken suggests that there must be a “will to change” among the public at large in recognizing the importance of broadband service […]

09/17/07

What Should Public Education Be?

Many schools across the U.S., particularly public ones, face budget constraints and challenges to beef up standardized test scores. As a result, they’ve severely cut, if not eliminated, music and arts education. In the course of its 24-year history, the Rex Foundation, like many other philanthropic organizations, has helped to fund grassroots groups that find […]

09/05/07

Why Not Teach the Kids the Music They Like?

Why Not Teach the Kids the Music They Like? Little Kids Rock Takes a Radical Approach to Musical Education in the Schools  by Mary Eisenhart The sad state of music and arts education in most of America’s schools, especially the public ones, is an oft-told tale. In 1996, a Bay Area teacher decided to do […]

11/02/06

Tule Elk Park

Tule Elk Park Child Development Center By Mary Eisenhart “Whatever landscape a child is exposed to early on, that will be the sort of gauze through which he or she will see all the world afterwards.” —Wallace Stegner,(quote at entrance to Tule Elk Park) “Rita, who’s she?” an inquiring 5-year-old, pointing in my general direction, […]

11/02/06

Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity

Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity By David Large “You are not a human being in search of spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Generation Y – Everyone wants them when they have money to spend. It’s all about “market share.” But what about the […]