dropouts http://kvpr.org en Geronimo's Story: Valley Teen Torn Between Gangs And Grades http://kvpr.org/post/geronimos-story-valley-teen-torn-between-gangs-and-grades <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From a young age, Geronimo Garcia wore a uniform to school: high socks, shorts and a white T-shirt.</span></p><p>It wasn’t a school requirement. Rather, it was an older brother requirement.</p><p>“They used to dress me up like a little gangster,” Geronimo says. “To me I always thought that was cool, but you know, as I think of it now, I don’t think that was cool when I was young. Come on, looking at a little kid dressed up in gangster?”</p><p>Since then, his clothing has determined who he hung out with at school.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:43:06 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 21668 at http://kvpr.org Geronimo's Story: Valley Teen Torn Between Gangs And Grades New Approach To Classroom Discipline Pays Off at Fresno's Yosemite Middle School http://kvpr.org/post/new-approach-classroom-discipline-pays-fresnos-yosemite-middle-school <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teacher Jenna Perry’s </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">7th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grade English class at Fresno Unified’s Yosemite Middle School sounds like most others. Kids work to finish up their assignments, as the period is about to end. But there is something that makes her classroom different.</span></p><p>“Ok, before we leave today, let’s go over our class goal today. Somebody tell me, should we earn a point for staying on task? Why or why not? Regina?” says Perry.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:36:27 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 14742 at http://kvpr.org New Approach To Classroom Discipline Pays Off at Fresno's Yosemite Middle School FUSD Graduation Task Force Hears From Community http://kvpr.org/post/fusd-graduation-task-force-hears-community <p>Earlier this Spring, the Fresno Unified School District established a community task force to provide the district with recommendations to help solve the district&#39;s dropout problems. FM89&#39;s Juanita Stevenson reports on how residents offered their input to the task force at a recent meeting.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 01:54:57 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 709 at http://kvpr.org FUSD Graduation Task Force Hears From Community On Valley Edition: Grad task force; summer jobs; health conference http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-grad-task-force-summer-jobs-health-conference <p>This week on Valley Edition, we talk about the work being done by Fresno Unified&#39;s Graduation Task Force, which is working to slow the dropout rate in the district. We also talk about the challenges kids today face in getting a summer job, and learn more about a health conference in west Fresno.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:35:13 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 701 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Truancy Solutions; Shop Local; Holiday Lights http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-truancy-solutions-shop-local-holiday-lights <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk about solutions to the truancy problems that plague local school districts, as well as efforts to boost shoppers at locally owned businesses, as well as the annual &quot;holiday lights&quot; show at the California Living Museum in Bakersfield.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:39:18 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1168 at http://kvpr.org