Sarah Alvarez

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Summer Food Program Tries To Reach At-Risk Kids

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.


What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom

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.


In Michigan District, A New Look For Vocational Education

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.