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Alpha Learning Center Families Visit California Polytechnic State University to See What the Future Holds

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Karen Martinez, Alpha/ACE Learning Center Manager On September 23, both parents and their kids went on a field trip to California Polytechnic State University, or Cal Poly. Thank you to our Alpha Learning Center funder Association for Continuing Education (ACE) for making our first annual family university field trip happen! ¡Gracias a nuestra Financiador del el Centro de Padres Association for Continuing Education (ACE) por hacer nuestra primera paseo de familia anual a una universidad posible!   Check out the Video of parents at Cal...

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Welcome to KALW’s Audio Academy Class of 2019

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio It’s a new academic year, and that means KALW‘s Audio Academy has a new class! We just got started with a two-day orientation last week, during which we made introductions and shared stories about ourselves, discussed our station’s mission along with the history of the Academy and support we’ve received from ACE, and gave primers on the fundamentals of audio journalism that we’ll be building upon for the next nine months. With all that, we still found time to...

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From Video Game Addiction to Asian Americans in Films, KALW Summer School Student’s Stories Hit Home Runs

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in ACE Learning Center, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio; Holly J. McDede and Marisol Medina Cadena, KALW Summer Internship Instructors School’s back in session, and we celebrated at KALW by running student stories. This summer, as we’ve written about in previous posts, we hosted six teenagers from the San Francisco Unified School District in our newsroom and taught them the ins and outs of audio journalism. How did it work? I’ll let our instructors, Holly J. McDede and Marisol Medina Cadena, tell the story: Holly: The first day of...

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