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!
As a part of WHRO/WHRV's continuing effort to improve high school graduation rates, Another View explores the Norfolk Public Schools' "Open Campus" - a Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy. At the "Open Campus", students who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out are given a second chance to earn their high school diploma. Flexible hours, online classes and career and life counseling are provided as tools to help students succeed despite life's challenges. Our guests include the Director of the Open Campus, Daun Hester, along with student T'Evon Spicer, and Jennifer Parker, Executive Director with EdisonLearning, the creators of the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies nationwide. Join us for the next Another View, Friday, April 3 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
Every parent wants to do what's right in raising a child and there are childrearing techniques that are universally accepted, like reading to your young child, or having the "birds and bees" talk with your pre-teen. But are there additional things that African American parents should do that differ from other ethnicities? On the next Another View, education and relationship expert Alvean Lyons joins us to talk about parenting techniques based on the age of the child, and explains why she believes there is an African American "style" of parenting that must be acknowledged and embraced if Black children are to grow up to be successful adults. Join us for the next Another View, Friday, March 20 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!