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10/10/19 American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read, and Waterford.org Mentoring at Home

Our show started off with conversation between host, Jose Cruz, and wsRadio president, Wade Taylor regarding the importance of media in promoting literacy. Our first guest was Pradeep Gidwani, Medical Director of Healthy Development and First Steps Home Visiting Program. He joined us to talk about the American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read, [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Literacy for All|0 Comments

10/08/19 Excellence in Education: LA County Teachers of the Year in Paramount, West Covina

Paramount Park Middle School intervention teacher Felicia Akuamoah, a Los Angeles County Office of Education 2019-20 Teacher of the Year, discusses the school’s acclaimed student support service program, Panther Academy, and the rapport she shares with her students. Orangewood Elementary School kindergarten and Spanish dual-language immersion teacher Karla Toledo, a Los Angeles County Office of [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|California School News Radio|0 Comments

10/01/19 Making Progress: Special Education in Monrovia; Facilities Upgrades in West Covina

Monrovia High School WorkAbility and Transition Program Partnership Coordinator Kymberly Hirst discusses the school’s Roasters coffee cart program, which teaches independence and life skills to students in special education. West Covina Unified Assistant Superintendent Dr. Drew Passalacqua discusses facilities upgrades funded by a $143 million bond measure passed by voters in 2016, including a newly [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|California School News Radio|0 Comments

09/26/19 Graphic Novels and Other Literature with Graphics

Meet graphic novelists and researchers, Meryl Jaffe and Talia Hurwich, who are creating literature with visuals and providing teachers with tools to promote and teach visual and verbal literacies. Together they have written a book: "Worth a Thousands Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy". On our show, they share more about [...]

By | September 30th, 2019|Literacy for All|0 Comments

09/24/19 Ready to Go: New Administration in Bassett, Energy Conversation in El Monte

Part 1 Newly appointed Bassett High School Principal Hector Vasquez discusses his first month at Bassett Unified, his initial meetings with faculty, staff and parents, and his goals for the 2019-20 school year. Part 2 El Monte Union High School District Facility and Energy Manager Lena Luna discusses the District’s “Go Green” initiative and how [...]

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09/17/19 The Art of Outreach: Attendance Awareness in Inglewood, Storytelling in Rio Hondo

Inglewood Unified Director of Student Support Services Katrina Taylor and LACOE Director of Student Support Services Dr. Michelle Castelo Alferes discuss the District’s “Every Student, Every Day” attendance campaign. Rio Hondo College Art Gallery Director Robert Miller and Arts Division Dean Dr. Grant Linsell discuss the gallery’s exhibition Cuentista, part of the fifth SUR:biennial, an [...]

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09/12/19 The importance of protecting information through schools, colleges, libraries.

With all of our information outlets, truth and facts are vulnerable to manipulation and abuse. Information is power. Our colleges, like UCLA are engaging in work that looks at the role of information in our lives and confronts issues of trust, validity, and equity. Our guests, Esther Grassian and Dr. Jeff Share, both from the [...]

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09/10/19 Rules of Engagement: AVID in Lynwood, Parent Link Crew in Fontana

Lynwood Unified Assistant Director of Education Services Christine Manson discusses how Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) helps first-generation college-goers prepare for higher education and a new AVID program that aids English learners. Fontana Unified’s Summit High School Link Crew Coordinator Jennifer Karpinski and Parent Link Crew mentor Heather Mead discuss Summit’s Parent Link Crew pilot [...]

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09/03/19 Pathways to Success: Athletics & Academies in Monrovia; Entrepreneurism in Paramount

Monrovia High School Principal Kirk McGinnis discusses the District’s renovation of Wildcat Stadium, the school’s math and humanities learning academies and arts conservatory, its Early College Dual Enrollment partnership with Citrus College and its upcoming College Fair. Dr. Greg Francois, Paramount Unified School District’s director of secondary education and instructional technology, discusses Startup Tech, a [...]

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08/27/19 Bright Futures: Dual-Language Immersion and College Preparation

Bright Futures: Dual-Language Immersion and College Preparation Janet Shirley, principal of West Covina Unified’s Orangewood Elementary School, and Mandarin teacher Yuyan Chen discuss the debut of Orangewood’s Mandarin Dual Language Program. Shirley and Chen, a native Mandarin speaker from the Sichuan province in China, talk about the program’s instruction model, the importance of being bi-lingual, [...]

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