Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Open Source RVA: Aug. 31, 2012 Podcast

The Aug. 31 episode of Open Source RVA takes a look at the controversy surrounding the recent announcement that Richmond Public Schools will move children participating in the Headstart in Virginia preschool initative into A.V. Norrell School, a facility that was closed in 2001 because of serious environmental concerns.

Click here to download / listen to the Aug. 31, 2012 edition of Open Source RVA.

This installment of WRIR's weekly news digest features frank discussions about the environmental concerns, as well as the academic benefits, surrounding the move and the program. In the first interview, we are joined by  Vickie Oakley, the chief administrative officer for Richmond Public Schools, 2nd District school board member Kim Gray, and community leader Art Burton. We  also talk in detail about RPS' Head Start and Pre-School Inititive programs with Carolyn Tyler and Ron Robertson of Richmond Public Schools. Joining us again for that talk is Vickie Oakley.  For more on the controversy, click here.

Chris Dovi,  Amy Daniel and Don Harrison are the hosts. Jay Westermann is the producer. Gabi Schatzi is the associate producer.

The Aug. 24 edition of Open Source RVA is also available. Get it by clicking this spot.

And you can visit the new OSRVA Facebook page right here.

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