Category Archives: Education

How to Encourage Girls in STEM fields


women’s leadership academy


The World Academy for the Future of Women Movement began in China in 2009, and then to Nepal, and Bangladesh. They’re looking for facilitators to teach the curriculum.

Road to Change Gun Control by Never Again Students

June 15: March For Our Lives: Road to Change. Starting in a Peace March in Chicago, the students bused to 20 states and 75 cities to “get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote.” They pointed out that more than four million teens turned 18 in 2018 and Jaclyn Corin said in email, “We know there is no better way to bring about change than voting.” They described their effort as “a youth-led movement on a mission to elect morally-just leaders.” (The simultaneous Poor People’s Campaign also emphasizes the morality issue.) Tactically savvy, they partnered with Rock The Vote, Headcount, NAACP and Mi Familia Vota, They encouraged students to form intersectional activist clubs in their schools based on relationship building. They sponsored a petition that got hundreds of thousands of signatures, created merchandize to buy, and reached out to partner with gun violence prevention organizations.[i] “Price tags” calculated the amount of money that politicians accepted from the NRA, state by state, to be printed out and displayed. The campaign’s specific goals are to create “a searchable database for gun owners; funding the Centers for Disease Control to research gun violence so that reform policies are backed up by data; and banning high-capacity magazines and semi-automatic assault rifles.”


low-income college students struggle

piano teachers in Chico, CA

Piano teachers in Chico

Apollo Academy of Music in Chico, the former Wright Keys Academy.  Here is a link: Ashley Zabala and Max Besterman, two of my former Chico State piano students, teach there.  Ashley is very good with little kids. Enid Gonzalez, my 2017 Chico State piano graduate, also works there. Natalya Shkoda, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Piano

Also, the Music Connection

Music Teachers Association

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