michael hanson http://kvpr.org en On Valley Edition: Common Core Standards & Fresno; Linda Marsa; Abalone; Paul Betancourt http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-common-core-standards-fresno-linda-marsa-abalone-paul-betancourt-0 <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:17.5pt"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition&nbsp;</a><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>we focus on education, the environment and agriculture. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:12:27 +0000 Ezra David Romero 19960 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Common Core Standards & Fresno; Linda Marsa; Abalone; Paul Betancourt FUSD's Michael Hanson Praises Waiver for 'No Child Left Behind' Act http://kvpr.org/post/fusds-michael-hanson-praises-waiver-no-child-left-behind-act <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A day after the U.S. Department of Education gave eight of California's largest school districts a waiver from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson praised the decision, saying it will improve accountability and student performance, and "allows us to do work very differently."&nbsp;</span></p><p>The districts, which include Sanger Unified and Fresno Unified, are all members of a coalition called the&nbsp;<a href="http://coredistricts.org/">California Office to Reform Education</a>&nbsp;or CORE.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 01:31:47 +0000 Joe Moore 19666 at http://kvpr.org FUSD's Michael Hanson Praises Waiver for 'No Child Left Behind' Act On Quality of Life: Nuclear Power; Michael Hanson http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-nuclear-power-michael-hanson <p><strong>Segment I Nuclear Power In the Valley? - </strong>The State of California has a long love-hate relationship with nuclear power. It&#39;s now been 26 years since Diablo Canyon, the state&#39;s newest nuclear power plant, came online on the Central Coast. In the intervening years, reactors at Rancho Seco, near Sacramento, and San Onofre near San Diego have been decommissioned, and the state&#39;s moratorium on the construction of new plants still remains in effect. Wed, 04 May 2011 01:35:23 +0000 Joe Moore 1223 at http://kvpr.org On Quality of Life: Mark Arax; Tax Day http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-mark-arax-tax-day <p><strong>Segments 1 &amp; 2: Mark Arax </strong>- Journalist and author Mark Arax has spent much of his career exposing the dark secrets of life in the Central Valley, from corrupt politicians to secretive land barons. A former senior writer with the LA Times, Arax joins us on this edition of Valley Public Radio&rsquo;s Quality of Life, to talk about his books, the Valley, and the troubled Fresno Unified School District. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 01:43:07 +0000 Joe Moore 1226 at http://kvpr.org