1370 Connection: Education Policy Series

1370 Connection: Education Policy Series

Airing throughout March and April



1370 Connection's Bob Smith takes a look at the issue in a series of special interviews.

WXXI and the Warner School of Education have partnered to bring 1370 Connection listeners a series of interviews on the topic of children and education. Hosted by Bob Smith, this series was coordinated and produced by Kathleen Stapleton, Warner School of Education's master’s student in educational policy. 1370 Connection airs weekdays from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2 and repeats evenings at 11 p.m.


Thursday, April 14, from Noon to 1 p.m.—

Dean Raffeaella Borasi, Dean of the Warner  Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester discusses the $3.5M donation from the Raymond E. Chase family to build a new education school on the campus. The project will begin next month and the cost is at $24M  for the 65,000 sq. ft. building.

Monday, April 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. —RCSD Board of Education to Adopt New Wellness Policy

This show will feature the following guests: Melisza Campos, a member of the board of education of the Rochester City School District, and Rachel Pickering, project manager of Healthi Kids. This show will focus on the goals of the wellness task force, including mandatory health education, daily physical education in K-12, and opportunities for before- and after-school activities. The wellness policy also addresses health issues related to nutrition, obesity, and their links to poor health and academic outcomes.



Monday, April 4, from Noon to 1 p.m.—School Violence and Prevention: Are We Improving?

Joining the discussion on school violence will be Adam McFadden, Rochester City councilmember and a long-time advocate for the safety of students; Moses Robinson, officer of the Rochester Police Department and school resource officer at East High School; and Dwayne Campbell, doctoral student in educational policy at the Warner School. The show will focus on the current state of school violence and prevention programs in the City of Rochester.

Monday, March 14, from 1 to 2 p.m.—Race to the Top: RCSD School Re-Structuring

This show will feature the following guests: Mary Doyle, chief of School Innovation at the Rochester City School District, and Laura Kelley, special assistant to the superintendent at the Rochester City School District. The goal of School Innovation in the Rochester City School District (RCSD) is to create a portfolio of high-quality schools that provide improved options for students and families. The program will focus on the recent changes and implementations to the RCSD.

Monday, March 7, from 1 to 2 p.m.—A Safe Space for All: LGBTQ Issues in Schools

This show will focus on the groundswell of work being done by faculty, staff, and students at the University of Rochester on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) issues in education. Ed Brockenbrough of the Warner School will talk about their work with the Rochester City School District to pilot trainings on LGBTQ issues for elementary teachers, as well as their individual research and advocacy projects on LGBTQ issues in education. Andrew Moran from The College will talk about the Pride Network, Safe Zone trainings, and the development of the LGBTQ Resource Center.

Monday, February 16, from Noon to 1 p.m.—Bullying and Cyberbullying
National experts on bullying Alan Simpson, vice-president of commonsensemedia.org in San Francisco and John Hayward, professor of law and business at Bentley.edu will team with Joseph Fantigrossi, assistant principal at Pittsford High School, to discuss and debate the social problems and legal issues connected to bullying and cyberbullying.

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