Student Tutors (re-broadcast) / Hispanic Education Conversation
Students in USF's College of Education are teaching AND learning at the same time by serving as tutors at a number of Hillsborough County Middle Schools. University Beat shows you how the tutoring project of the SunCoast Area Teacher Training (SCATT) Honors Program, with the backing of a legendary Bay area businessman, is preparing the teachers of tomorrow and helping the students of today.
The University of South Florida was a recent stop on a nationwide tour by Juan Sepúlveda, the Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM listens in as Bay area voices join the “community conversation” on how to improve education for the country’s largest minority population.
Lori Yusko, interim director of the SCATT Honors Program, talks about how the middle school students benefit from the program.
Tampa businessman Olin Mott shares his thoughts about the SCATT Honors Program.
Col. Carl W. Hawkins, Jr. of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department says his department is involved with the SCATT Honors Program because keeping children in school helps lower crime rates.
Lori Yusko, Interim Director, USF College of Education SCATT Honors Program
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-974-2061
HISPANIC COMMUNITY CONVERSATION:
Paul Dosal, PhD, Executive Director, ENLACE Florida
U.S. Department of Educationâ€™s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans: 202-401-1411
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.