According to Virginia Beach Public School officials, it is a "moral imperative to prepare ALL students to graduate career, colege and/or military ready". To this end, this school division leads the efforts to ensure "excellence through equity" not only in Virginia Beach, but among school divisions throughout Hampton Roads. Creating equity in schools addresses issues such as poverty, discipline disparities and underrepresentation of minority students in advanced courses. On the next Another View we'll talk about "excellence through equity" with the Superintendent of Virginia Beach Public Schools, Aaron Spence, Ed.D, and Rashard J. Wright, M.T., Ed.S., . Chief Schools Officer. Join us for Another View, Friday, May 27 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!
ZaKhari Waddy was 13 years old when he wrote a letter crying out for help from boys who constantly bullied him at school. Dejah Jones sadly took her own life as a result of bullying. According to a recent study, Black and Latino students are academically harmed when they fall victim to bullying. Children are being bullied on a daily basis, and everyone looks to the schools for a solution - but what can we as a community do about it? On the next Another View we'll talk about bullying - what it is, how to recognize it, and most importantly, how to stop it. Our guests include Zettrona Powell, parent of a bullied child; Karen Eure Wilson, President, Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals and a parent of a bullied child; Dr. Ernestine Duncan, Psychology Professor, Norfolk State University and Jonathan Zur, Dr. Ernestine Duncan, Psychology Professor, Norfolk State University and President and CEO, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. It's all on Another View, Friday, May 13 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
In the first 30 days of her tenure as Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools, Dr. Melinda Boone spent most of her time listening and searching for answers to these questions:
1) What's working well in NPS?
2) What are the most pressing issues in NPS?
3) What are the top 3-5 challenges as we enter the second semester?
She listened to a variety of stakeholders, including citizens of Norfolk. On the next Another View, Dr. Boone joins us to share the results of her listening tour, and outline her plans to ensure that Norfolk Public Schools are able to fulfill the mission that "all students maximize their academic potential, develop skills for lifelong learning and are successful contributors to a global society". Join us for a candid conversation with Dr. Melinda Boone on the next Another View, Friday, February 5 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!
If one solely relied on media reports, it would be easy to believe that African American fathers are deadbeat dads who are not married or in committed relationships, and do not take care of their children. The truth is far from conventional wisdom. On the next Another View we talk with relationship expert Alvean Lyons about Black fathers and the critical role they play in raising their children. We will dispel the myth that Black fathers don't care. Join us for the next edition of Another View, Friday, May 29 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!