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Welcome to the New School Year Where ACE Learning Centers Keep Up the Good Work

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in ACE Learning Center, ACE Partners, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Martha Sessums, President, ACEEducation has its challenges this new school year. Many students are learning from home and classes are online or via video conferences with teachers and classmates. But making connections isn’t easy. Personal connections with friends, teachers or counselors is tough when their images are on a screen or a bunch of small boxes on a screen. Plus, in order to have access to an online class the network connection becomes key. The device any student is working on must function well and it must be connected to an...

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The KALW Reporting Community Excels and Gets the Job Done

Posted by on Aug 12, 2020 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW and Noor Bouzidi, KALW Summer Trainee I was reading an industry publication and saw that Alyssa Jeong Perry — a woman we helped teach radio at KALW — was recently hired as a producer at NPR‘s Code Switch. Great show! Great person! It made me think about some of the other people we’ve trained and what they’re up to, now. Here’s a (partial) list: Isabel Angell — Senior producer with NBC News‘ politics podcasts Jen Chien — Senior radio editor with Reveal from the Center for...

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News About the San Quentin COVID-19 Status from “Uncuffed” Podcast and a Report from a Rising Radio Journalist

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW and Bee Soll, KALW Summer Trainee I wanted to give an update on one aspect of the extensive journalism training we do through KALW, made possible in part with the help of ACE. As I’ve discussed, before, we’ve been working with incarcerated people at San Quentin State Prison for about eight years, now, and recently expanded to work with men at California State Prison, Solano. The stories they produce can be heard regularly on KALW’s Crosscurrents as well as the podcast Uncuffed....

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