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Learning Curve

Listen for Learning Curve between 7:33 a.m. and 7:44 a.m. every other Wednesday during NPR’s Morning Edition and again at 4:50 p.m. during NPR’s All Things Considered. Hosted by 88.9 WCVE Producer Catherine Komp.

New Robotics Academy Preps Youth with Disabilities for Jobs in Technology

Across the country, people with disabilities face barriers to employment. In Virginia, the Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities program offers training in information technology and modern manufacturing. Part of the initiative includes a robotics academy for young people with disabilities. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Learning Curve.


Smart Beginnings Releases School Readiness Plan for Kids 0-5

Nearly a quarter of kindergarteners in Richmond need literacy intervention. By third grade, about half of students fail the SOL math test. The coalition Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond is working to address these challenges with a school readiness plan. 

Jacque Hale says learning begins even before a baby is born. She’s Director of Programs and Community Impact at Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond. She says a few simple activities make a big difference: reading, singing and playing.

Chesterfield County’s Path to Regain School Accreditation

In Chesterfield, leaders are working on corrective action plans after two schools were denied accreditation - a first in the county’s history.

In addition to adding staff and partnering with VSU, the County is looking at new ways to measure student growth. For 88.9 WCVE’s Learning Curve, Catherine Komp spoke with Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Lane and Matoaca District School Board Representative Rob Thompson.


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