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07/16/19 Channeling a Legend – Pioneer High School Summer Math Academy and Escalante Program

In 29 years as Director of the Pioneer High School Summer Math Academy and Escalante Program – an accelerated math program for middle and high school students – Pioneer math teacher Javier Gonzalez has channeled the groundbreaking teaching approach of his friend and mentor, former Garfield High School calculus teacher Jaime Escalante, whose exploits were [...]

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07/09/18 Driving Change in Education – Whittier Union Adult School

Whittier Union Adult School Principal Dr. Margie Moriarty discusses career technical education opportunities (including its acclaimed bus driver training course), Love and Logic parenting classes, the school’s partnership with Rio Hondo Adult Education Consortium and her dual role as the top administrator for Frontier High School.

By | July 9th, 2019|California School News Radio|0 Comments

07/02/19 Bassett Adult School Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence

Bassett Adult School Principal Albert Michel discusses the school’s new GED testing center that will open in the fall, its three high school options that can lead to a diploma, its seven career technical education programs (which include the acclaimed electrician certification program), the major facilities upgrades underway at the campus and the thrill of [...]

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06/25/19 The Sky is the Limit: Adult Education in Baldwin Park and Drone Pilots in Fontana

Part 1: Baldwin Park Unified Senior Director of Adult and Community Education Dr. John Kerr is retiring after a distinguished career at the District that spanned 39 years. Kerr discusses the changing nature of adult education, the value of providing personalized student services, the importance of a well-trained staff and District partners, and the joy [...]

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06/18/19 Indispensable Services: Summer Learning in Buena Park and Tackling Food Insecurity at Rio Hondo

Buena Park School District’s Kid Connection offers child development and early learning options that include two field trips a week throughout the summer. Corey School Kid Connection lead teacher Merilee Perini discusses why the program remains popular after more than 30 years and the social and educational benefits of field trips. Rio Hondo College’s RioSource [...]

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06/11/19 History in the Making: Advocating for Arts Education and Bonita Unfied’s Time Capsule

Turnaround Arts California President and co-founder Malissa Shriver discusses partnering with renowned architect Frank Gehry to create an arts education advocacy organization, the importance of arts integration in classrooms, how art therapy heals cognitive functions of the brain, pairing celebrity influencers with regional arts organizations and making art a foundational part of school curriculum. La [...]

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06/05/19 The Art of Innovation: Music in Inglewood, Tech in El Monte City

Warren Lane Academy of the Arts Music Director Claudia Zuniga discusses the Inglewood Unified school’s transition from TK-6 to TK-8, equitable access to music programs for every student, the value of building and maintaining a library of musical instruments and the importance of District partners in arts education. El Monte City School District Ed Tech [...]

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05/28/19 Great Expectations: VAPA in Monrovia and Mora’s Kids in Bassett

Monrovia Unified celebrated its visual and performing arts program during Monrovia Days, a three-day annual festival. Director of Performing Arts Patrick Garcia discusses the importance of immersing students and their families in the arts, local partnerships with music and theater companies, and the District’s five-year plan to expand arts curriculum. Sunkist Elementary School Education Specialist [...]

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05/21/19 Learning, Literacy and Robotics in Buena Park

Buena Park School District Superintendent Dr. Ramon Miramontes discusses learning and literacy, the new Buena Park mission and vision, 1:1 iPad technology rollout, International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Advanced Placement courses at Buena Park Junior High and the Disney Musical Elementary School program. Buena Park Junior High STEM teacher Shelley Andros has helped develop a [...]

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05/15/19 Recipe for Success: Cooking Champions in Bonita, K-8 Schools in Inglewood

Bonita Unified School District culinary arts students found the recipe for success during the 2019 California Restaurant Association ProStart Cup, winning awards and scholarships for their innovation, management and culinary skills. Bonita Unified teachers Nick and Laurie Brandler discuss what compelled them to leave jobs in the restaurant industry to become educators, and Bonita and [...]

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