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Audio Academy Fellow Shares “Instants of Success” and Learns Election News Reporting

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Listener Supported Public Radio On Wednesday night, I had the absolute pleasure of leading a seminar for the Audio Academy class of 2020. The subject: timely news reporting. We went over the upcoming election in San Francisco. Yes, there’s plenty to vote on in November 2019: a mayor’s race; an open seat for district attorney; and six ballot measures, among other things. We went over how to prepare hosts for interviews, made booking assignments including all the candidates running for the...

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At San Francisco International High School, it’s About Community and Decoding

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE There are a large number of students in the literacy programs at San Francisco International High School’s (SFIHS) ACE Learning Center because of the large gaps in many of the student’s educational history. Gaps are due to a host of reasons from economic to cultural to political. But the goal is to improve skills in reading, listening and decoding. Decoding? That’s understanding what is being said not just with vocabulary but the true meaning to words and phrases. I recently visited SFIHS and learned to...

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A Year of Transition – New Faces and Leadership at Oakland International High School ACE Learning Center

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE I am always inspired by the dedicated educators and students at Oakland International High School (OIHS). It was one of the first ACE Learning Centers starting as an English as Second Language (ESL) and computer basics program for parents of OIHS students. But by thinking bigger, the ACE Learning Center expanded from just supporting families to the Learning Lab that identifies the barriers of OIHS’s diverse group of students and helps them overcome roadblocks and succeed. Lauren Markham, who was the OIHS...

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