Education leaders, along with teachers, students and parents, are pressing Richmond’s elected officials to prioritize funding for public schools. On today’s Learning Curve, Catherine Komp finds out how this coalition came together and what they’re demanding.
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.
Across the country, there’s growing support for increased environmental education in K through 12 curriculum.
In Virginia, advocates are building a “No Child Left Inside” coalition to get more teachers trained and more students connected to the natural world.
On this edition of 88.9 WCVE’s Learning Curve, Catherine Komp speaks with Bill Portlock, Senior Educator at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Beth Lewis, Gifted Resource Teacher at Holman Middle School.
Central Virginia made national news this month after a short, animated video about inequality was shown at a Glen Allen High School Black History Month assembly.
At the end of 2015, President Obama signed into law the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act. It replaces No Child Left Behind and gives back more control to states and school districts.
What will this mean for Virginia? In our new education segment Learning Curve, 88.9 WCVE’s Catherine Komp speaks with Dr. Steven Staples, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.