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Amos w/Wayne Twn Supt. Dr. Jeff Butts

Students (L-R) Polet Morgado, Jermy Lucas, Shaquaille Smith

Amos w/Dean of Instruction Pat Melton

Lots has been said about the state of public education in Indianapolis, but Afternoons with Amos brought listeners first hand look at a school where Teachers and staff take a direct ownership in their students’ success. AWA’s Friday Live  visit to the Wayne Township Schools’ Ben Davis University High School showed a different type of positive education.  BDU, as its called, is a regular high school with a longer day (8am-5pm); where 100% of its students graduate on time, many with a Core 40 HS Diploma and a Associate Degree from Vincennes University.  The live broadcast from the school featured students, alumni, teachers, staff; even parents.  Check out the unique show and photos from the broadcast.

Guests in Part 1 were: Wayne Township School Supt. Dr. Jeff Butts and senior Shaquaille Smith and juniors Jermy Lucas and Polet Morgado. Click the arrow below to hear Part 1. Runs 48 Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One. 

Guests in Part 2 were: BDU Principal Wendy Skibinski, BDU Pre-school Principal Katherine Rasch and Dean of Instruction Pat Melton; BDU alumni Ryemaine King, Andrew Britton and Darnell Ledsinger and parents Tammy Ledsinger, Rebecca Mosley and Elizabeth Villegas. Also interviewed was Shirley Deckard, President, Wayne Township School Board. Click the arrow below to listen. Runs 54 Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One.

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