Jennifer Guerra

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Checking Back In On The Barber Who Encourages Kids To Read

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Our story about the barbershop that takes $2 off haircuts for young readers went viral, so we went back to ask what happened next.


Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He'll Take A Little Money Off The Top

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A great way for kids to brush up on reading skills? Why, reading to the barber, of course. That's the idea at one barbershop in Ypsilanti, Mich. Oh, and in Houston, Dubuque, Iowa, and Columbus, Ohio.


How Much Does It Cost To Educate A Student In Michigan? (Or, In The U.S.?)

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Who knows how much it takes to educate a child, and how do you find out? The state of Michigan is trying to answer those questions right now.


Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?

Sunday, May 01, 2016

There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.


A Recipe For Success With Two Student Groups That Often Struggle

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

When it comes to test scores, students at Michigan's Brimley Elementary School are well above the state average. About half its students are Native Americans, many are from low-income families.


In Detroit, Lots Of Options For Turning Fs Into Cs

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The US high school graduation rate is at an all-time high. But why? NPR Ed partnered with 14 member stations around the country to bring you the stories behind that number. Check out the whole story here. And find out what's happening in your state.

Kevin Mahone is ...


Fitting In On Campus: Challenges For First-Generation Students

Monday, February 16, 2015

When students are the first in their family to go to college, they often feel out of place. Many say they need more help from their schools.


Classroom Reflections On America's Race Relations

Monday, January 19, 2015

In Peter Maginot's sixth-grade class, the teacher is white, but all of his students are black. They're young and they're honestly concerned that what happened to Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner could happen to them.

"Who can tell me the facts that we know about Mike Brown?" Maginot ...


From Foster Care To Freshman Year

Monday, January 05, 2015

Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. A few states, including Michigan, are now trying to change that.


150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Sand Creek Massacre of December 1864 left nearly 200 people dead. Now, hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho are returning to the Colorado site to mark the 150th anniversary of the tragedy.


There's No Place Like A Dorm Room For The Holidays

Monday, December 15, 2014

When holiday break comes, college kids start packing up and heading for home. But for former foster students, there's no home to go to.


New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Teen courts and restorative justice are focused on cutting off the "school-to-prison pipeline."


Video Of Mob-Fueled Sexual Assaults Outrages Egyptians

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered three men arrested in connection with the assaults in Tahrir Square over the weekend to be put on trial immediately. Graphic video has been made public.


Catholic Prep Chain Helps Detroit's Minority Students Go On To College

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Amid all the national discussion about helping minority students succeed in college, a chain of private Catholic high schools is being held up as a model. Detroit Cristo Rey opened in 2008.


School Hopes Talking It Out Keeps Kids From Dropping Out

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Out-of-school suspensions are on the rise across the country, a troubling statistic when you consider being suspended just once ups a student's chances of dropping out entirely. That's why many districts are hoping to keep kids in school by trying an alternative to suspension.

The "conflict-resolution room" at Ypsilanti ...


Ruin Porn

Friday, January 07, 2011

Today Detroit may be more famous for its blight than its automotive ingenuity. Visiting artists have grown enchanted with the crumbling architecture and ghost-city streets, creatin...

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Matt Damon & Sofia Coppola

Friday, January 07, 2011

Kurt finds out about a new edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that gets rid of the "n-word" once and for all. The actor Matt Damon and the director Sofia Coppola share their takes on Hollywood stardom. And Detroit's decaying buildings have turned it into the capital of a ...



Friday, September 25, 2009

More than 1,200 artists representing every genre -- from music to sculpture to poetry -- are presenting their work at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. The public chooses the winner. But as Michigan Radio's Jennifer Guerra discovered, to get votes, you need a plan to get noticed.