A story from the Blunt Youth Radio Project about the rules at Maine's Long Creek Youth Development Center, which include no note passing. The young people there hate the rule and share their thoughts with youth reporter Jacorey.
Danny "Big Dan" Mora once roamed the streets of East Oakland, Calif., as a gang member. Danny Mora now is a senior at the University of California at Berkeley with plans to attend Harvard next year. Danny believes it is important to not leave the community. In fact, he mentors young people, encouraging them to stay out of gangs.Also in this episode, Carl Cooksey's story from Detroit.
Teachers in Clintondale High School, just outside of Detroit, have reversed the places where students do schoolwork and homework. Dick talks to a student, a teacher, and the principal about the strategy known as flipping.
Amy Braun loved her job teaching at an historic two-room schoolhouse in Vermont. She says the 209-year-old school was an ideal learning environment for her 8 students. But the town voted to close the school.