Press Release: UCSD-TV Program Explores UCSD's 'Impact' on Charter Schools (3/2005)

UCSD-TV Program Explores UCSD's 'Impact' on Charter Schools

Host James Langley Leads Discussion about Gompers, Preuss School

SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2005--On Monday, March 14 at 8:00PM, University of California, San Diego Television (UCSD-TV) will look at the university's role in developing charter schools on UCSD Impact, a new series featuring host James Langley, the UCSD Vice Chancellor for External Relations, in conversation with leading experts on timely issues affecting the region, the state and the nation.

In this premiere edition, UCSD Impact will focus on the San Diego Board of Education's recent vote allowing Gompers Middle School in Southeast San Diego to convert to a charter school by the fall of 2005. UCSD will assist Gompers, applying the principles the university has learned since founding the charter Preuss School on the UCSD campus in 1999. Joining Mr. Langley will be San Diego School Board President Luis Acle and Hugh (Bud) Mehan, the director of UCSD's CREATE program, which is charged with forging partnerships to improve K-12 education in the region.

In addition to the March 14 premiere, UCSD Impact will repeat several more times throughout the month on UCSD-TV, including Wednesday March 15 at 10:00PM and again on Friday March 18 at 7:00PM. A complete broadcast schedule and more information can be found at the website.

UCSD-TV is a non-profit, non-commercial broadcast station licensed to the Regents of the University of California. Launched in 1993, UCSD-TV provides viewers with locally produced, regionally focused programs that enrich the public's awareness of new ideas, key issues and local events. UCSD-TV airs on Cox Cable Ch.66; North County Cox Cable Ch.69; Time Warner Cable Ch.18; or UHF (no cable) Ch. 35. For additional program information, call 858-534-3535 or visit the website.

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