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03/19/19 Celebrating Scholarship and Sports in So-Cal Schools

Through its Black College Expo, the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) has enabled hundreds of Lynwood Unified School District students to attend college, while securing millions of dollars in scholarships from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. NCRF CEO Dr. Theresa Price and Lynwood High students Mytrece Edwards, Te’yanah Owens and Breanna Farmer discuss turning college [...]

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03/12/19 A Virtuous Circle of Support with Schools and Non-Profits; FuzzFEST and Shoes That Fit

Now in its fourth year, the Monrovia FuzzFEST is a pledge-based, head-shaving event to raise funds for childhood cancer research, held on St. Patrick’s Day. St. Baldrick’s Foundation CEO Kathleen Ruddy, FuzzFEST organizer Dominque Strivings and Mayflower Elementary School office manager Tamara Morrison discuss how local schools and communities can join together to promote cures [...]

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03/05/19 21st Century Learning; Understanding Business, Understanding the World

Canyon Crest Elementary School in the Fontana Unified School District is being celebrated as an Exemplar school by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning/Battelle for Kids network. Canyon Crest Principal Dr. Kelly Wilbert discusses growth mindset, the importance of local business partnerships, communicating with parents and staff, and a recent campus visit by students from [...]

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02/26/19 Showcasing Science and Social Commitment from El Monte to Baldwin Park

Part 1: Gidley School in the El Monte City School District has been a leader in STEM education, fielding a Science Olympiad team for more than 25 years. Gidley School Science Olympiad head coach Pamela Dominguez and Team Captain, Gidley eighth-grader Tracy Chow, discuss how the team prepares for competitions, how a student finds their [...]

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02/19/19 Student Services are Central to Success at Rio Hondo College

Rio Hondo College Vice President of Student Services Henry Gee is now in his 40th year as a college administrator, and will receive the Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service from the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) in March. Gee discusses what the lifetime achievement award means to him, his work as interim [...]

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02/12/19 El Monte Union Schools: Growing Food and a Sense of Community.

Arroyo High School in the El Monte Union High School District is teaching its students about eco-sustainability and healthy living through participation in the Arroyo Garden Club. The Arroyo Garden’s organic produce is harvested by the school’s Culinary Arts program and used in its daily menus. Arroyo Principal Angelita Gonzales, Arroyo junior Oscar Ramos and [...]

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02/05/19 Making Mariachi Music and TOSA’s Talking Tech Add to The Experience of School

El Monte City School District has brought the rich tradition of mariachi music to Potrero School, where 40 students participate in an after school program that is overseen by the Jose Hernandez Mariachi Academy. Potrero School music teacher Victor Williams and eighth-grade student Stephanie Vega discuss the positive impact the program has brought to the [...]

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01/29/19 Motivating Students and Enticing Students with Culinary Arts

In his more than 20 years at the District, Baldwin Park Unified School District Director of Student Achievement Richard Noblett has taught in the classroom and served as a middle school principal. Noblett discusses the various methods he employs to engage Baldwin Park students, including bringing YouTube motivational speaker Josh Drean to speak to the [...]

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01/22/19 It’s About the Learning Experience. Music Immersion and the Kindergarten Academy Show How.

In 2015 Roosevelt Elementary School of the San Gabriel Unified School District launched the Music Immersion Experience (MIE) academic program, which allows students to receive instruction from a music specialist every day, up to 11 hours a week. The MIE has dramatically changed the school climate at Roosevelt, with greatly improved test scores. Roosevelt MIE [...]

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01/15/18 Kaiser Represents Fontana at the Rose Parade; Lynwood USD Offers Multiple Paths to Success

Fontana Unified School District’s Kaiser High School Catamount Pride Band and Color Guard received the honor of being the Premier Band for the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade, participating in the opening ceremony and performing with pop legend Chaka Khan. Kaiser High Instrumental Music Director Anthony Allmond and Catamount band members Erica Gonzalez and Gabriela [...]

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