For many teachers and students, the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year was a surreal moment.
6:18am Dec 01, 2021Youth Youth Education
8:00am Nov 29, 2021Youth Youth LGBTQ
For M, and every other trans student, the daily roll call at the beginning of the class can feel like a punch in the gut.
8:30am Jun 20, 2021Arts & Music Arts & Music
With music venues closed due to COVID-19, teenage bands everywhere found themselves trying to figure out what this new normal would look like for them.
8:34am Feb 27, 2021Human Interest Human Interest
As a parent, this would be a nightmare scenario. Your child starts to get sick.
11:15pm Dec 06, 2020Education Education
You wake up, grab some breakfast, get to that first-period class, onto the second period, then third, fourth, some after-school activities, homework, and then you rinse and repeat.
10:50pm Jun 05, 2020Youth Youth
“March 13th for me started as just another normal day of school...”
7:46pm Feb 21, 2020Human Interest Human Interest
The concept of mortality can be hard to grasp for children, especially young ones. On this Radio 101 story, student Samuel Woo explores how to move on with his life after a major loss rocks his world.
4:04pm Feb 07, 2020Race Race Youth Education
Our special Radio 101 series, "School, Interrupted," brings you stories about what gets in the way of a good learning environment. We finish the series addressing one of the biggest issues schools face everywhere: racial inequality.
7:16pm Jan 26, 2020Youth Youth Education Gender
Talking about sexual assault at schools is uncomfortable. It can be much more so for teenagers. However, not talking about it, doesn’t make it go away. Just in 2018, there were 70 incidents reported in North Carolina alone.
On the third episode of our Radio 101 series, School, Interrupted, youth reporters Leah Fisher, Ian Doss and Trey Shore look into the culture that allows acts of sexual misconduct to go unchecked in our schools.
3:20pm Jan 16, 2020Education Education
Every year when school starts, students are given a copy of the parent and student handbook. This is a set of rules and guidelines aimed at creating a positive learning environment. It includes things like: what happens if you are caught smoking on school property, or if you violate the dress code, or if you are disrespectful to a teacher. But school administrators have a lot of leeway interpreting those rules and deciding on the appropriate punishment for any given violation.
On this second installment of our Radio 101 series, School, Interrupted, we delve into one of the most common, and yet very obscure disciplinary actions used: in-school suspension. It started as a promising alternative to students missing class time. But as youth reporters Alana Eddleman and James Barnwell find out, it has quickly become an ineffective way to deal with behavioral issues.
5:24pm Jan 12, 2020Education Education
Schools are safer now than they’ve been at any point in the past decade. That’s according to the latest data from U.S. Department of Education.
Schools across the nation have tighter reins on who has access to the classroom. More security cameras, school resource officers, and active shooter drills are also ways to keep students safe. However, the question remains: Is it enough? To answer this we went to the source. During the next couple of weeks, we’ll bring you stories produced by our Radio 101 students about what gets in the way of a good learning environment.
12:23pm Nov 25, 2019Education Education Health & Safety
Students and parents came together last week to talk about whether young people feel safe at school during a WFDD town hall focused on teen voices.