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.
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.
Connie and Steve Rice relocated from Southern California to work as teachers in Oregon. Both have years of experience, and they enjoyed their classrooms in Oregon. But the national budget woes have hit schools hard. First Connie was laid off, then Steve
Over the last 20 years the rate of students dropping out before graduation has steadily declined. But a stark figure remains: On average, about one million leave every year before graduation. Host Dick Gordon speaks with students and educators about traditional and new ways to help young people succeed.