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  • 01:04

    Montgomery County Teacher of the Year

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    Three Montgomery County Public Schools teachers are in the running for an annual award that honors one of the area’s top educators.


    The finalists for the county’s 2015–2016 Teacher of the Year award can be found leading classrooms in Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg and Damascus.


    Josephine Luster teaches in The Center Program for the Highly Gifted at Chevy Chase Elementary School, Jill Raspen is a sixth-grade English teacher at Ridgeview Middle School in Gaithersburg and Joseph Gannon Jr. teaches social studies at Damascus High School.


    Ryan Miner, host of A Miner Detail of the Change Montgomery County radio network, will interview Ms. Luster, Ms. Raspen and Mr. Gannon about their nominations for Montgomery County Teacher of The Year, and will listen in as they each discuss what drives them as educators and how their students challenge them inside of the classroom. 


    Tune in this Wednesday, March 25 at 9:00 p.m. for a new episode of A Miner Detail! If you miss the live broadcast, be sure to listen in to the podcast on Change Montgomery County's YouTube channel. 

  • 01:01

    Poverty in Montgomery County

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    In a new episode of A Miner Detail, host Ryan Miner will unwind Montgomery County’s progress in helping its needy residents. Last Tuesday, the Interfaith Works of Rockville held its 18th annual Companies Caring Breakfast in North Bethesda to discuss the state of Montgomery County’s safety net. 


    This week, in the first half of A Miner Detail, host Ryan will interview Interfaith Works of Rockville CEO, Shane Rock, Margo Fonoroff, and Mary Ann Sestili.


    Margo Fonoroff is a former public school teacher and principal. Both Fornoff and her husband have organized the annual Park Potomac Ice Cream Social for Charity, involving hundreds of residents and local businesses within the community, according to a news release. In the past five years, the event has collected thousands of donated new backpacks and school supplies for needy schoolchildren. Mary Ann Sestili received the Legacy of Leadership Award. Sestili has volunteered for the nonprofit’s Friends in Action Program, mentoring needy families. She then served on its board as secretary, chairwoman and now vice chairwoman of its Governance Committee.


    In the latter half of the show, Ryan will interview Diana M. Pearce, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer and Director, Center for Women’s Welfare of University of Washington, School of Social Work about the Self-Sufficiency Standard, and alternative measures of the costs of a basic-needs budget, varied by family type, and place.

  • 01:00

    Free Range Parenting in Montgomery County

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    Long before the Meitivs of Silver Spring clashed with Montgomery County over their young children’s walk home from a park, parents across the county were at odds with authorities over similar questions: How much supervision do our children need and when are they truly at risk? 


    The free range parenting movement has caused parents across the country to unite in similar fashion and protest what they consider the heavy hand of government creeping itself into how parents choose to responsibly parent their children. How much is too much government interference in parenting? How can authorities work with parents who adopt free range parenting? What conversations about free range parenting need to occur between families and the authorities? 


    On a new episode of A Miner Detail brought to you by the Change Montgomery County radio network, host Ryan Miner will dissect the free range parenting movement and facilitate a discussion about how parents choose to responsibly parent their children. 


    Listen LIVE on Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio.com/AMinerDetail to a new episode of A Miner Detail! 

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  • 01:01

    Homelessness in Montgomery County: How can we help?

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    On any given day, over 800 people in Montgomery County experience homelessness, and out of that number, nearly 200 are children. Every person who experiences homelessness has a unique story.


    At Change Montgomery County, we strive to provide real solutions to end homelessness in the County by increasing awareness, enabling resources, and connecting people.


    Ryan Miner, host of A Miner Detail brought to you by Change Montgomery County, will address how citizens of Montgomery County can help those experiencing homelessness.  Ryan and his guests will discuss the 100,00 homes initiative, the recent point-in-time county, and local resources for safe living conditions. 


    Special guests include: 


    - George Leventhal, Montgomery County Council President 


    - Heather Sheridan, Director of Homeless Services with Maryland's Interagency Council of Homelessness  


    - Marta Bohorquez, a Montgomery County advocate for the homeless


    - Y. Maria Martinez, CEO of Respira Medical 


    Join us this Wednesday, March 18 at 9:00 p.m. on the Change Montgomery County radio network for a new episode of A Miner Detail.

  • 00:43

    NSBA: STAND UP FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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    NSBA: STAND UP FOR  PUBLIC SCHOOLS


    NSBA President Elect John Tuttle with current President Ann Byrne on school choice, charter schools, and the "Stand Up " program


    www.nsba.org   @NSBAcomm


    Presented by KnowledgeWorks


    www.Knowledgeworks.org  @knowledgeworks @worldoflearning

  • 00:44

    SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS N.S.P.R.A. PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT WORK !

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    SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS N.S.P.R.A.


    PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT WORK !


     


    NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin is joined by  Dr. John Draper, founder of "Public Schools That Work" program.


    www.nspra.org @nspra


    Presented by SCHOOL MESSENGER


    www.schoolmessenger.com  @schoolmessenger

  • 02:01

    Churches Now Can Prohibited From Worship In Public Schools

    in Moms and Family

    The US Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of Bronx Household Of Faith. This statement is heard from co-chair of Right To Worship Rev. William Devlin "Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied our writ in Bronx Household, we will go humbly to Mayor DiBlasio asking him to change the NYC Department of Education policy-the mayor as public advocate marched with us in 2012, we hope and pray he remembers his commitment to faith-based institutions." 


     

  • 00:44

    NSBA AND ED TECH ...PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY SCHOOLS , VA

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    NSBA  AND ED TECH ...PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY SCHOOLS , VA


     Dr. Ann Flynn the Director of Education Technology at the National School Boards Association.www.nsba.org/tln. Joined by Keith Imon, Associate Superintendent for Communications and Technology Services and Ms. AJ Phillips, Supervisor of Instructional Technology Services for the Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas, Virginia. NOTE: The district was ranked #1 in the large district category of the 2014 Digital District Survey that NSBA does each year with the Center for Digital Education


    www.nsba.org  @nsbacomm


    Presented by KNOWLEDGE WORKS


    www.knowledgeworks.org  @knowledgeworks

  • 00:30

    Has Public Schools Failed in United States of America

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    Public education in poorer urban and rural areas is in crisis. Too many of the students are dropping out well before high school graduation. Too many are receiving high school “certificates of attendance” that do not certify academic confidence in basic subjects. Too many are being left unprepared for the world of work. Too many are being left unprepared to go on to higher education and advanced technical training. We are condemning the American society to the perpetuation of inequalities across lines of race, ethnicity, and class that we've been struggling to overcome in recent generations. The disparities in education concord with racial inequalities and socioeconomic class in America. The present system leaves a substantial portion of America behind. School problems are reflected in student apathy, student absenteeism, student disrespect for teachers, and student tardiness. Behaviors and attitudes of students are problematic particularly in the “senior high school level”. Restoring safety and discipline and backing up teachers who are determined to maintain discipline in their classrooms  are imperatives to recruit and retain high quality teachers. 


    Everyone I know see “No Child Left Behind” as a detriment to the public education environment. There is lip-service to reforming “No Child Left Behind” policies, but the focus in education continues to be in the testing process. The conversation about education is really about who will be part of the intellectual capital of this nation. Who will have access to the resources that that intellectual capital commands? Who will have access to the marketplace? And how will they access that marketplace? All of this is predicated on who has computers and uses technology now. Who is becoming technologically literate?

  • 01:59

    Episode_10: Facts & Fiction about Traditional Public and Public Charter Schools

    in Politics

    Join us live for a 2 Hours Special (7pm to 9pm) on Real Talk Radio.


    This Wednesday, March 25th we will share the mic with Michael Dixon, Shavar Jeffries, Rashon K. Hasan and Herbert Glenn. The topic will be: Facts & Fiction about Traditional Public and Public Charter Schools.


    We've asked everyone to leave their talking points at the door and come prepared to offer real solutions for ensuring all of our children receive a quality education that will prepare them to compete in the emerging job markets of the 21st Century.