A new diversion program in Richmond aims to reduce recidivism by helping low-level offenders examine their pasts through writing, storytelling and sharing their experiences.
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.
Mecklenburg County schools may be one of the first to have new facilities built to complement Virginia’s new graduation requirements and what’s known as “Profile of a Graduate.” It’s a new approach to education with a goal to give students multiple paths to good paying jobs. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Learning Curve.
At Bluestone High School, students are working on a computer programming concept called looping.
Teachers in West Virginia, Arizona, North Carolina and other states are putting the national spotlight on increased funding for public schools. One issue is compensation. The average teacher salary in Virginia is about $51,000, but in some regions it’s much lower. Alexa Nash, producer of the podcast Education in Appalachia, spoke with teachers in southwest Virginia about their concerns. She has today’s Learning Curve for WCVE.
Parents across Virginia have been raising concerns about the amount of physical activity their kids get during the school day. Nearly 20 years ago, Virginia’s standards of accreditation were revised to require recess in elementary school.