Golestan In The News
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
04.30.21 Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly: Overcoming ‘Green Fears’ – Strategies for Safe and Joyful Learning in Outdoor Classrooms
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
10.21.20 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?
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
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
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.
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