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By Martha Sessums, President, ACE ACE welcomes Diane Guthmann as our newest ACE Board member. Diane has been following ACE for years and has been an enthusiastic supporter of the work the ACE Learning Centers do for the schools and communities they support. It seemed a natural to ask Diane to join the ACE board when we had an opening. Plus, she has considerable experience ACE can draw on as we move forward. First, Diane knows technology. She has built a career in partner marketing and channel programs leadership for technology companies where...read more
By Martha Sessums, President, ACE They’re ready. The ACE Learning Center managers have spent the summer analyzing (and re-analyzing) what schooling will look like 15 months into a pandemic, after a sometimes wild path to a virtual learning experience plus the personal needs of students and teachers alike. Many programs and learning experiences were impacted in positive and negative ways, and the review of best practices to implement for the new school year has not only been masterful but has focused on looking forward, not backward. “As we...read more
Lessons from KALW Audio Academy 2021 Graduation: Doing Great Community Journalism and Giving What is Needed to Help Others
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Audience Supported Public Media The Audio Academy class of 2021 just graduated! Huge congratulations to: Scott Carroll Azul Dahlstrom-Eckman Carla Esteves David Exumé Wren Farrell Annelise Finney Andrew J.M. Garcia Liza Ramrayka We had a lovely final Zoom meet-up, at which the fellows’ extraordinary mentors Hana Baba, David Boyer, LIsa Morehouse, and Marissa Ortega-Welch shared their reflections on the year. Shout outs, too, to the rest of our incredibly supportive team of teachers and journalists:...read more