Educationally Speaking: Educating our Black Boys
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 21 March 2017
Week five focuses on the topic of 'Educating our Black Boys,' and the series will conclude on Thursday with a live Another View Special hosted by Barbara Hamm Lee. Guests this week include Dr. Steve Perry, one of most sought after educators in America who is widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, and Amos Jones, a sought-after consultant and commentator on legal issues facing higher education.
The show is produced by Barry Graham and Kathy Martin.
This week's segments:
Segment 1 | This week we discuss the cultural divide that exists in our schools.
Segment 2 | This episode focuses on Portsmouth School Board Member Cardell Patillo’s Male Leadership Academy. It was created to help young African American Males succeed in school and life.
Segment 3 | This episode of Educationally Speaking continues the conversation of Educating Our Black Boys. We speak with Dr. Donna Elliot, Assistant Principal at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach. She says that a shifting demographic towards greater diversity in the school division was the catalyst for increased cultural awareness in the classroom. Schools need to be aware that not all students fit a singular mold and there needs to be an understanding towards the needs of kids from different backgrounds.
Segment 4 | Another View Producer Lisa Godley investigates the Presidential Men’s Academy at Wilson High School. The program, which was founded by teachers Curtis Williams and Paul Wilson, offers mentoring and academic support for about three dozen students.
Listen to the show on WHRV 89.5 FM Monday – Thursday at 6:33 a.m. throughout the month of March, or listen live online.
Catch up on previous episodes.