On the August 3rd Wake Up Call, Rick is joined by two superintendents of local school districts, Pam Moran(Albemarle) and Jeff Comer(Nelson). During the hour they discuss school safety, budget cuts, anti bullying, changes to the SOL tests, and other topics related to the changing role of education.
On the September 15th Wake Up Call, host Rick Moore talks with Adam Hasting, Director of CATEC(Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center), professional counselor Walter Mehring, and Principal of Jouett Middle School, Kathryn Baylor, about choosing colleges, careers, the choice between the two, and other various aspects of important post high-school decisions.
On the June 23rd Wake up Call, Host Rick Moore talks with Carla Manno of Spark of Music, A charity focused on providing musical instruments and lessons for people unable to get them, Amy Laufer of the Charlottesville City School Board, and Red Knierim of Red and the Romantics To discuss the state of music education and its importance to developing children.
8.3.10: Dan Willingham, a professor at the University of Virginia and author of Why Don’t Students Like School, talks to Coy about education. Today’s topics include the Virginia Standards of Learning, merit pay raises, early education, and charter schools. At the close, Dan offers his advice to parents of students who will be returning to school in a couple of weeks.
7.14.10- John Whitehead, CEO and Founder of the Rutherford Institute, chats with Coy about education. Topics include the recent incident with the censoring of the Albemarle HS newspaper, the classroom curriculum, and how public schools are run.
Stephanie Van Hover, associate professor of social studies education at the Curry School at the University of Virginia, recently joined Coy Barefoot to discuss the history of standardized testing in public education. Van Hover recently co-authored an article on the topic in the Virginia News Letter.