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11/12/20 A Fresh Start: Facilities Upgrades in West Covina

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Release Date: 11/16/2020

01/14/20 Crossed Paths: Art Education and Post-Secondary Success in Lynwood show art 01/14/20 Crossed Paths: Art Education and Post-Secondary Success in Lynwood

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Lynwood High School art teacher Luis Vega joins Class of 2007 graduate and Doña Ana Community College history professor Dr. Daniel Santana to discuss the Lynwood High art program, how art education prepares students for a range of career opportunities, and the importance of former students returning to school to share their success stories.

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01/07/21 The Art of Communication: Reading Revolution in Fontana show art 01/07/21 The Art of Communication: Reading Revolution in Fontana

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Almond Elementary School principal Tim McCaffrey and library specialist Kayla Markoff discuss the Fontana Unified school’s commitment to literacy, the Almond mobile library, which brings books directly to the community, and the school’s Reading Revolution competition, which inspires students to become lifelong readers. 

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01/07/21 The Art of Communication: Dual Language Immersion in Fontana show art 01/07/21 The Art of Communication: Dual Language Immersion in Fontana

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Redwood Elementary School principal Eduardo Gomez and Teacher on Special Assignment Isela Ortega discuss the Fontana Unified school’s Spanish dual-language immersion program, the benefits of using a 90/10 Spanish/English model for incoming kindergarten students and importance of parent participation and leadership.

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12/17/20 The Season of Giving: Student Tutoring in Lynwood show art 12/17/20 The Season of Giving: Student Tutoring in Lynwood

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Lynwood High School senior Alexa Escamilla and Firebaugh High School senior Richard Reynoso discuss Lynwood Unified’s after-school tutoring program, which provides one-on-one tutoring assistance to elementary, middle and high school students, the challenges of distance learning for students and their post-secondary education plans.

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12/17/20 The Season of Giving: Music Instruction in Baldwin Park show art 12/17/20 The Season of Giving: Music Instruction in Baldwin Park

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Baldwin Park Unified orchestra teachers Paul Grant and Joshua Chan discuss the District music program, providing every 5th-grade student an opportunity to learn the violin, acquiring instruments for over 400 music students, and the joy students feel when holding a violin for the first time.

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12/10/20 Template for the Future: Fiscal Security at Rio Hondo College show art 12/10/20 Template for the Future: Fiscal Security at Rio Hondo College

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Rio Hondo College Acting Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss and Board of Trustees President Oscar Valladares discuss their 2020-21 budget, which sets aside more than $31 million for financial aid and increases the reserves fund, protecting jobs and supporting vital campus student services.

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12/10/20 Template for the Future: Arts Instruction in Baldwin Park show art 12/10/20 Template for the Future: Arts Instruction in Baldwin Park

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Geddes Elementary School Principal Irene Garcia and Heath Elementary School Principal Dr. Maria Alonso discuss Baldwin Park Unified’s participation in the Teaching English Learners through the Arts pilot program, which incorporates dance, music, visual arts and theater.

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Lynwood Unified Superintendent Dr. Gudiel R. Crosthwaite and Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation Executive Director Elsa Chagolla discuss the Lynwood College Promise Savings Plan, the COVID-19 Relief Fund, meal distribution during school closures and online mentoring services.

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Frontier High School assistant principal Richard Rodriguez, Whittier High School assistant principal Allison Huntley and Whittier High School senior Kim Morales discuss the Spirit Awakening afterschool intervention program and how it’s art-based curriculum and focus on creative arts and mentorship has helped increase the self-esteem and self-awareness of its student participants. 

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11/12/20 A Fresh Start: Thanksgiving Meals in Whittier show art 11/12/20 A Fresh Start: Thanksgiving Meals in Whittier

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Pioneer High School Campus Operations Supervisor John Lopez and his wife - Helping Homeless Vets – L.A. president and founder Cynthia Perry-Lopez – discuss their nonprofit, it’s mission to provide year-round assistance to homeless veterans and a drive-through Thanksgiving Turkey Drive for families in need at the Whittier Union campus.

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West Covina Unified Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Dr. Drew Passalacqua discusses the completed facilities projects funded by a $143 million bond measure passed by voters in 2016, including a new sports complex and career technical education center, as well as the groundbreaking of the District’s performing arts center and future facilities upgrades.