Gwendolyn Glenn http://wypr.org en Clean Water In Short Supply In Ghana http://wypr.org/post/clean-water-short-supply-ghana <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/04/GatG-GG.mp3" class="asset-audio">Clean Water In Short Supply In Ghana</a><p>More than nine million people in the West African country of Ghana don’t have access to clean drinking water, according to Water Aid America.<p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:42:03 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 11232 at http://wypr.org Clean Water In Short Supply In Ghana A Bright Spot In The Battle Against Chronic Absenteeism http://wypr.org/post/bright-spot-battle-against-chronic-absenteeism <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="City Neighbors Elementary/Middle School social worker Emily Snellings has lunch with students Stella Pike and Alex Iyalekhue. Snellings says the school&#039;s small size makes it easier to help students with attendance problems." data-attribution="Credit Gwendolyn Glenn / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/City_Neighbors_social_worker_Emily_Snellings_and_students_taken_by_Gwen.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/03/3-27_GG_FINAL_story_ED_final_low_Ca.mp3" class="asset-audio">A Bright Spot in the Battle against Chronic Absenteeism</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At some schools in Baltimore city, 65 percent of students miss 20 or more days of school annually.</span><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:51:15 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 10695 at http://wypr.org A Bright Spot In The Battle Against Chronic Absenteeism One School’s Battle with Chronic Absenteeism http://wypr.org/post/one-school-s-battle-chronic-absenteeism <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Karl Perry was brought in as principal of Edmondson Westside High School in West Baltimore to turn around its poor chronic absenteeism rate. Nearly 42 percent of the school’s 800 students miss 20 or more days of school a year." data-attribution="Credit Gwendolyn Glenn / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/Karl_Perry_taken_by_Gwen_5.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/03/3-25_GG_story_ED_high_chronic.mp3" class="asset-audio">One School’s Battle with Chronic Absenteeism</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This month, Baltimore city school's interim Superintendent </span>Tisha<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Edwards warned 61 principals that they could face disciplinary action if they don’t reduce high chronic absenteeism rates in their schools.</span><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:33:50 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 10614 at http://wypr.org One School’s Battle with Chronic Absenteeism Loving is Louder: Baltimore County’s Anti-Bullying Slogan http://wypr.org/post/loving-louder-baltimore-county-s-anti-bullying-slogan <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/03/3-7_GG_FINAL_story_on_anti_bulling.mp3" class="asset-audio">Loving is Louder: Baltimore County’s Anti-Bullying Slogan</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Baltimore County schools finished their first-ever Bullying Prevention Week today.&#160;</span><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:15:45 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 9727 at http://wypr.org Loving is Louder: Baltimore County’s Anti-Bullying Slogan In Ghana, School Absenteeism And Poverty Go Hand-in-Hand http://wypr.org/post/ghana-school-absenteeism-and-poverty-go-hand-hand <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/03/2-25_FINAL_GG_story_Ghana_absenteeism.mp3" class="asset-audio">In Ghana, School Absenteeism and Poverty Go Hand-in-Hand</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the West African country of Ghana, 98 percent of the country's primary and secondary students are enrolled in school, but in some areas, a significant number do not attend classes regularly. &#160;</span><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:05:42 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 9404 at http://wypr.org In Ghana, School Absenteeism And Poverty Go Hand-in-Hand The Arts and Common Core—a Natural Fit http://wypr.org/post/arts-and-common-core-natural-fit <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2013/11/11-4_FINAL_GG_story_common_core_&_art.mp3" class="asset-audio">The Arts and Common Core—a Natural Fit</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the second year, a local organization is aligning arts instruction with the new Common Core State Standards for math and English/language arts.</span><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:55:28 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 4427 at http://wypr.org The Arts and Common Core—a Natural Fit Head Start Benefits From State Response To Sequestration http://wypr.org/post/head-start-benefits-state-response-sequestration <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Linda Zang, branch chief for the Maryland State Department of Education, oversees the state’s Head Start Program. She says the new state funds for Head Start will open slots for about 500 children statewide." typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201309/Linda_Zang.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2013/09/9-5_GG_spot_Head_Start_sequestration_funds.mp3" class="asset-audio">Head Start Benefits From State Response To Sequestration</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state’s Head Start program got a much needed funding boost yesterday. State officials approved $4.1 million for Head Start, making up for the $5 million in federal dollars lost this school year&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">under automatic cuts known as "sequestration."</span><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:52:10 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 2089 at http://wypr.org Head Start Benefits From State Response To Sequestration