Riverside

Amid school closures, KVCR teams up with Riverside, San Bernardino county schools

As schools suspend classes to slow the spread of COVID-19, the local PBS and NPR member station, Empire KVCR, launched a partnership with the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) to support at-home learning. Empire KVCR is now offering students, families and teachers programming aligned to California’s state curriculum on TV Channel 24 and kvcr.org/education.   “Our children will be our future scientists, doctors, nurses, and first responders, and they’re at home right now, eager to learn and grow,” says San Bernardino Community College District Interim Chancellor Jose Torres. “Even though schools may be closed, we must continue working together – families and educators – to nurture the life potential of our students.”  San Bernardino Community College District owns the broadcast license for Empire KVCR. As part of the collaboration, the station is tailoring its weekday television schedule for students in Pre-K through high school. The Riverside County Office of Education and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools are developing additional at-home learning content for high school students.  “More than one million preschool to college-aged students in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties have seen…

Latinos in California support and mobilize for Bernie Sanders for president for the March 3rd California Primary

Nearly 100 Latino leaders and activists from throughout Southern California met at the Zacatecas Restaurant in Riverside, Wednesday evening, February 19, from 7 to 9:30 pm. The Summit’s agenda included a presentation by Professor Tinker Salas, historian from Pomona College and retired Professor, sociologist Jose Calderon from Pitzer College, who both addressed “why Latinos need to mobilize and support Sanders for President.” Rafael Navar, Sander’s State Campaign Director and Sam Sukatan, Sander’s Orange County and Inland Empire Area Coordinator reported on various aspects of Sander’s campaign. Emeritus political scientist, UCR Professor, Armando Navarro, who convoked the Latino Summit, presented “El Plan de Riverside,” a strategic statewide Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) plan of action to mobilize the state’s Latino vote for the March 3rd California Primary in support for Independent/Democrat Bernie Sanders for President.   According to Armando Navarro, “Inspired by Sanders transformative agenda and driven by their determination to defeat the re-election of Republican President Donald Trump, Latino Summit participants adopted ‘El Plan de Riverside.’ It seeks to ignite the rise of a statewide and ultimately a nationwide “Latino Electoral Mobilization Movement.” And its purpose is to…

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