Golestan In The News

09.30.23  Golestan is voted Best Independent School by El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce.

06.12.23  Golestan is voted Top Five 2023 Parents Press “Best of” in the categories of: 1. Bilingual Preschool  2. Private Independent Elementary School  3. Progressive Elementary School  4. Bilingual Elementary School  5. and Alternative Learning Styles Elementary School in Contra Costa County.

02.22.23  Governing: The Future of Community Design – Reimagining Schoolyards to Improve Health and Learning. 

10.04.22  Golestan’s campus redesign featured in Fact Sheet for Senate Bill: Living Schoolyards Act.

07.01.22  Golestan is voted 2022 Parents Press “Best of” in the category of Top 5 Independent Elementary Schools in Contra Costa County.

09.24.21  Knowable Magazine: Delta : Rethinking risks for kids and schools

05.22.21  Archinect: Schools Turn to Architects as the Pandemic Mandates Collaboration With Long-Term Impacts

04.30.21  Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly: Overcoming ‘Green Fears’ – Strategies for Safe and Joyful Learning in Outdoor Classrooms

03.22.21  Golestan School Selected as Best Non-Profit in 2021

03.20.21  NPR/KQED: Celebrating Persian New Year Amid A Pandemic

03.14.21  CBS News: Schools without walls: Lessons in outdoor education

12.16.20  La Cantina: Featured Projects – Golestan School

12.08.20  NPR/KQED: Korean, Swedish and Persian Dishes for Winter Solstice

11.17.20  Teach For America: Three Schools Re-Imagining What a School Building Can Be

11.12.20  American Institute of Architects: Golestan School wins the People’s Choice Award for Design Excellence. Selected as top three finalist: Design Excellence in Change and Resources

10.28.20  Architizer: Competition Winners Announced! Best Commercial Project: Golestan School by Stromberg Architecture

10.21.20  Berkeleyside: Enrollment is down 5% at Berkeley Unified as some parents make other plans

09.17.20  ABC News: El Cerrito school serves as a model for outdoor learning amid COVID-19

09.07.20  BBC News Brasil: Outdoor schools that inspire returning to school in the pandemic

09.04.20  Patch: 10 Contra Costa Schools Cleared To Open

08.29.20  ANTV Vietnam Television Report (Reuters): Giải pháp học tập mùa dịch ở Mỹ: Lớp học ngoài trời

08.28.20  Governing: Will the Outdoors Become the New Classroom of the COVID Era?

08.27.20  The Durable Human: The Case for Outdoor School During and After COVID

08.25.20  Bean in Nature: Outdoor learning is safe.

08.19.20  ABC News: Social Dilemma: Is outdoor learning practical?

08.18.20  CNN: Outdoor classes are safer. How can teachers make it happen?

07.30.20  The Daily Californian: Berkeley parents advocate for sending children back to school this fall

07.25.20  Fast Company: Inside the quest to reopen schools—by moving classes outside

07.03.20  Childhood By Nature: Resources for Outdoor Learning During COVID-19

02.06.20  Shift Frequency: The Importance of Teaching Empathy to Children

02.06.20  The Field: Green Schoolyards. Our Cities’ Opportunities to Create Thriving Public Land Where Children and their Communities Benefit

01.16.20  Golestan School Selected as Best Preschool in 2020

10.10.19  Golestan Education receives 2019 Best of El Cerrito Award

06.07.19  PRI The World (NPR): War or no War? Iranians in California try to make sense of US-Iran Tensions

02.11.19  Winona Daily News: Iranian-Americans nurture new generations after revolution

01.14.19  New Sincerity: Gardens and Butterflies Make you Smarter

01.14.19  PRLog: Golestan Education, an Ashoka Changemaker School, Creates a Model for a Peaceful Future

12.01.18  Stanford Social Innovation Review: Schools’ Most Untapped Resource.

11.01.18  Nation Swell: Why Green Classrooms Could be the Schools of the Future.

05.16.18  Edible East Bay: A Kitchen at the Heart of a School.

03.26.17  EdSource: Some Schools Trading the Blacktop for Greentop as an Innovative Way to Teach Science.

02.06.17  West of the Middle East Podcast: How The Iranian Hostage Crisis Led To Inclusion & Empathy In Preschool – Episode 6: Yalda Modabber

08.29.16  Keeping In Touch: Empathy and Kindness in Children

08.01.16  Collective Evolution: The Importance of Teaching Empathy to Preschoolers, Why all Parents & Teachers Should do it.

06.29.16  Greater Good Magazine: Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers

04.19.16  MomsRising.org:  How to Lovingly Empower your Children to Speak Your Heritage Language to You

04.10.14  KALW: Golestan Kids: Bringing Iran to West Berkeley

03.31.14  Fig and Quince: Anaarbij & Golestan | A Gilani dish & a Persian preschool in Berkeley

12.21.12  Payvand Iran News: Khaneye Doost (Friend’s House) By Salomeh Keyhani

12.17.12  Berkeleyside: Persian Community Celebrates Longest Night of the Year By Anna Mindess

12.11.11  KALX interview: Method to the Madness By Ali Nazar

11.01.11  Iranian.com: One of Us By Nazy Kaviani

10.29.11  Iranian.com: Comedy for Kids By Nazy Kaviani

02.07.09  The Berkeley Daily Planet: Golestan Kids By Riya Bhattacharjee

10.09.08  East Bay Times: Berkeley Mothers Start Farsi Immersion School By Katy Murphy

9.04.07  Iranian.com: Berkeley parents organize to educate children By Jahanshah Javid