Sarah Alvarez appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
When a student protested against an oil pipeline in Michigan, the company charged him with restitution for the work that couldn't be done during the disruption. But that could be a "risky strategy."
Thursday, August 07, 2014
For millions of kids, being out of school means missing out on a free or reduced-price meal. Summer food programs try to meet the need but for every child they reach, seven more kids miss out.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Common Core State Standards in reading and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom? Michigan Radio's Sarah Alvarez offers a peek at the standards at work in a second grade math class.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Classes like wood shop or auto shop used to be called vocational classes. They were known as an academic dumping ground for students who weren't succeeding in a regular classroom. But a lot has changed. In the rural mid-Michigan school district of Stockbridge, classes now offer a pathway to college, and a way to gain skills to pay tuition.