“reTyped” is a growing collection of stories and portraits to get people re-thinking stereotypes. An Alexandria-based writer teamed up with a Richmond artist for the project, which they hope sparks dialogue and understanding. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
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As young people spend more hours of the day with electronic screens, some educators are concerned about a growing disconnect with nature. In response, some teachers are expanding environmental education and moving the classroom outdoors. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
After years of preparations, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center is re-opening in the Leigh Street Armory. The building has more than a century of history in Richmond, including a decades-long effort to save it. Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp reports.
The newest member of Virginia’s State Board of Education is a 29-year-old public school teacher and the Vice Mayor of Charlottesville. “I believe in making sure that we give the kids everything we can to be successful. That’s my job as a teacher,” says Bellamy. “I’m literally getting paid a salary to do something that I love to do and in the meantime, while I’m loving doing my job, I’m getting to help people, what’s better than that?”
Teens in Virginia are learning how to combat bullying and prejudice in their communities. The multi-day “Project Inclusion” retreat provides tools and strategies to diffuse tension and build trust. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Learn More: Find details about Project Inclusion and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
A growing number of universities are pledging to become climate neutral. In Central Virginia, some schools are using green building techniques, alternative energy and education to reach sustainability goals. On this Earth Day edition of Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp reports.
For more than a decade, the Richmond Peace Education Center has trained students and teachers in conflict resolution.
Learning Curve producer Catherine Komp spoke with the Center’s Paul Fleisher and two students, Kevin Amoroso and Medha Majety about how these tools help change the dynamic inside and outside the classroom.
Find out more about the Richmond Peace Education Center’s conflict resolution programs.
There are hundreds of Civil War sites across Virginia and one of the latest to be preserved tells a unique story. Not far from Fredericksburg, the Stafford Civil War Park is where a major Union Army recuperated before a turning point in the war. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
A year-long course at the University of Richmond gets students out of the classroom and into the historic Church Hill neighborhood. They’ve been studying gentrification and their work is culminating in a documentary drama to engage people on all sides of the issue. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
High Schools in Virginia are on a path to offer a very different type of education. The changes recommended by the SOL Innovation Committee aim to better equip students for their goals after graduation.
On 88.9 WCVE’s Learning Curve, Catherine Komp finds out more about high school redesign with Anne Holton, Virginia’s Secretary of Education.
Find out more about the SOL Innovation Committee, its recommendations and upcoming meetings.