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Chad Prather, a history teacher at Charlottesville High School, is part of the movement to abolish tracking, and has created a “detracked” class for the 2007-2008 school year. The Charlottesville Podcasting Network’s Michael Strickland spoke with Prather about his class, and how students will be affected by this new style of teaching. Also interviewed were Rick Wellbeloved-Stone, an environmental science teacher at CHS who would prefer the tracking system stay put, and Carol Ann Tomlinson, a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Virginia who is an international advocate for detracking.
Currently a heated and sensitive topic among school administrations, this piece overviews the tracking system as well as the movement towards detracking, and presents the highly varied opinions teachers have on the issue.
First Night Virginia is the second oldest celebration of it’s kind in the country, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Yet among the musical and comedic performances Charlottesville has come to expect, for 2007, First Night added some new events. First Film was a chance for six amateur filmmakers to show their work in a non-competitive atmosphere at the local Vinegar Hill Theatre. CPN’s Michael Strickland spoke with Benjamin Haslup, Brian Wimer, and Bonnie Cunningham – three of the filmmakers that were featured at this year’s festival.
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