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The latest news about happenings at School Districts across California

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04/16/19 Music to Run By - California Public Schools Excel in Many Ways: Monrovia USD

4/17/2019
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For nearly 15 years, Monrovia Unified School District has staged the Monrovia Elementary Olympics, a one-day track and field competition that features 150 fourth- and fifth-grade students from all five District elementary schools. Wild Rose School of Creative Arts teacher and event founder Dana Elliott joins Wild Rose students Joshua Menlove and Amirah Sorra to discuss school spirit and how physical education brings out the best in students.

Duration:00:27:59

04/16/19 Music to Run By - California Public Schools Excel in Many Ways: San Gabriel USD

4/17/2019
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San Gabriel Unified District was recently recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) as a Best Communities for Music Education district. Jefferson Middle School orchestra director Esther Minwary discusses the District’s TK-12 pipeline of music education, the Music Immersion Experience program, and what she has learned from students in her classroom.

Duration:00:29:59

04/09/19 El Monte Union CTE Pathway Programs Creates Chefs and Media Stars Part 2

4/10/2019
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John Mann came to El Monte Union’s Mountain View High School VISTA Academy in October 2017 with more than 20 years of experience as a professional photo-journalist. As VISTA Academy Director, Mann has worked to bring project-based learning to his students and integrate the curriculum into a career technical education pathway. Mann joins VISTA students Zaid Mendoza, Maribel Zavalza and Gisselle Zuniga to discuss the Cooking Showdown competition.

Duration:00:27:59

04/09/19 El Monte Union CTE Pathway Programs Creates Chefs and Media Stars Part 1

4/10/2019
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El Monte Union staged its inaugural Cooking Showdown in March, a TV-style competition in which student chefs from the Arroyo, Rosemead and Mountain View high school culinary arts programs received an hour to prepare a gourmet meal, while being filmed by students from Mountain View’s VISTA Academy. EMUHSD Director of Curriculum Hillary Wolfe discusses how the Cooking Showdown came together and what it means for El Monte Union CTE Pathway programs.

Duration:00:29:59

04/02/19 Robotics in Monrovia Accelerate Success

4/2/2019
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Two Monrovia Unified School District robotics teams – the Kings and Queens from Monrovia High and the Hippie Bots from Clifton Middle School – have advanced to the First Tech Challenge World Championships in Houston on April 17-20. Robotics directors Tom Dobson and Paul Flores, Kings and Queens member Zach Szymkowski and Hippie Bots member Ian Hughes discuss the development of the robotics program and the challenges of high-level robotics competitions.

Duration:00:27:58

04/0/19 Dual Enrollment Accelerates Success at Mt. SAC

4/2/2019
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West Covina Unified School District’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy opened its doors in August 2018 with 60 freshmen motivated to take dual enrollment classes and earn up to 50 transferable college credits by the time they graduate. Principal Candace Leuthold discusses what the Academy is looking for in a student, what resources are available from Mt. SAC and what it takes to design a school from scratch.

Duration:00:30:00

03/27/19 AVID Connects K-8 to College

3/27/2019
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Students from Paramount Unified’s Hollydale School are immersed in a college-going culture that includes regular campus visits to local universities such as USC, UCLA and Cal State L.A. The K-8 school coordinates these trips for its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students, as well as all seventh-grade students. AVID coordinator Rosa Edwards and Hollydale sixth-grader Alyssa Little discuss the benefits of college preparation for middle school students.

Duration:00:27:59

03/27/19 History Day L.A. Connects Youth to the Past

3/27/2019
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Students from San Gabriel Unified’s Del Mar High school highlighted the discriminatory housing process known as “Redlining” as part of their History Day L.A. efforts. All seven team members advanced to the California History Day finals in Sacramento. Principal Lon Sellers, adviser Kady Kloster and the History Day students discuss the intensive research and preparation that went into their projects and the thrill of going to the state championship in May.

Duration:00:29:59

03/19/19 Celebrating Soccer in So-Cal Schools

3/20/2019
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Powered by Baldwin Park community support, the Sierra Vista High School Dons soccer team capped an amazing season by capturing the CIF Southern Section Division 5 and CIF SoCal Regional Division 4 championships. Dons head coach Jose Rodriguez Negrete, a Sierra Vista Class of 1990 alum, and team captain Omar Jimenez discuss leadership, discipline and coming together as a team.

Duration:00:27:59

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

3/20/2019
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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 dreams into reality.

Duration:00:29:59

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

3/13/2019
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In January, more than 300 Potrero School K-3 students in the El Monte City School District received new athletic shoes through a partnership between Kaiser Permanente and the Claremont-based nonprofit Shoes That Fit. Shoes That Fit CEO Amy Fass and Potrero School Principal Lorraine Torres discuss the socio-emotional lift students feel when they receive new shoes and how community members can support the program.

Duration:00:27:59

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

3/13/2019
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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 for deadly diseases.

Duration:00:29:59

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

3/6/2019
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Orangewood Elementary School in the West Covina Unified School District will launch a Mandarin Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program in the 2019-20 school year. Principal Janet Shirley discusses the value of multi-lingual skills, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years program and Orangewood’s recognition as a Capturing Kids’ Heart National Showcase School.

Duration:00:27:59

03/05/19 21st Century Learning; Understanding Business

3/6/2019
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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 China.

Duration:00:29:52

02/26/19 Showcasing Social Commitment in Baldwin Park

2/26/2019
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Baldwin Park Unified School District will hold its first District Showcase Saturday, March 2 from 9-noon at Morgan Park in Baldwin Park, which will highlight the signature programs, engaging academics and essential supports and services available at the District. Director of Student Services William Avila discusses what the community can expect to see at the showcase.

Duration:00:27:51

02/26/19 Showcasing Science in El Monte

2/26/2019
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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 specialty and the influence of Gidley alumni who have used their Olympiad experience to ascend to elite universities.

Duration:00:30:00

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

2/20/2019
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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 Executive Director for the Rio Hondo Foundation, and bringing back Homecoming at Rio Hondo.

Duration:00:29:59

02/12/19 El Monte Schools is Growing a Sense of Community

2/13/2019
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Bobby Salcedo was a much beloved teacher and administrator in the El Monte Union High School District whose tragic death in 2009 rocked the community. El Monte Union Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga discusses the recent ribbon-cutting for the Bobby Salcedo Student Union at Mountain View High School, Salcedo’s legacy in El Monte, the soon-to-be-completed El Monte High School football stadium renovation and the recently passed Measure HS

Duration:00:27:59

02/12/19 El Monte Schools are Growing Food

2/13/2019
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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 Eco Urban Gardens Executive Director Marianne Zaugg discuss the transformation of the garden into a regenerative learning center.

Duration:00:30:00

02/05/19 TOSA's Talking Tech Adds to The Experience of School

2/6/2019
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Bassett Unified School District TOSA’s Tom Covington and Michael Jephcott began their “TOSAs Talking Tech” podcast in 2015 to assist BUSD educators in professional development. Since then, the program has gained devoted listeners across California, who find the TOSA’s insights to be invaluable. Covington and Jephcott discuss their 100th podcast and what tech innovations educators can look forward to in the coming year.

Duration:00:27:58