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Oakland high school teacher heads to Capitol Hill

Yumi Matsui, a Life Academy and Bay Area Writing Project teacher, heads to a Congressional briefing Monday to talk about digital storytelling — specifically, about the immigration-focused project she and another teacher led at their East Oakland school, and how the medium helped students become better writers.

Interested? Check out this 7-minute video about the Life Academy project, produced by the Pearson Foundation:

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • http://modernmsbarrett.blogspot.com/ Jill E. Thomas

    I am so thrilled to see this short documentary of our students, especially the class of 2009 who struggled so much as freshman and really shine here in this film. I am honored to work with Yumi, Cliff, and all of the staff of Life Academy!

    I hope there will be a follow-up piece on Ms. Matsui’s address to Congress today.