Gwendolyn Glenn

Gwendolyn Glenn is an award-winning, veteran journalist who has covered hard news, feature and series reports on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for many years for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPRâ

Ghana at a Glance
11:42 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Clean Water In Short Supply In Ghana

Reuben Allotuynii and a friend look out over the dam in Kordiabe, Ghana, a place where they swim, wash clothes and get their drinking water.
Gwendolyn Glenn WYPR

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 11:51 am

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.

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Empty Desks
12:51 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

A Bright Spot In The Battle Against Chronic Absenteeism

City Neighbors Elementary/Middle School social worker Emily Snellings has lunch with students Stella Pike and Alex Iyalekhue. Snellings says the school's small size makes it easier to help students with attendance problems.

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 5:03 am

At some schools in Baltimore city, 65 percent of students miss 20 or more days of school annually.

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Empty Desks
12:33 am
Wed March 26, 2014

One School’s Battle with Chronic Absenteeism

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.

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 9:29 am

This month, Baltimore city school's interim Superintendent Tisha Edwards warned 61 principals that they could face disciplinary action if they don’t reduce high chronic absenteeism rates in their schools.

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5:15 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Loving is Louder: Baltimore County’s Anti-Bullying Slogan

Ridgley Middle School eighth-grader Terry Pryor wears a t-shirt displaying Baltimore County's anti-bullying slogan Loving is Louder. Bullying Prevention Week was celebrated countywide this week.
Gwendolyn Glenn WYPR

Originally published on Fri March 7, 2014 5:03 pm

Baltimore County schools finished their first-ever Bullying Prevention Week today. 

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Empty Desks
3:05 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

In Ghana, School Absenteeism And Poverty Go Hand-in-Hand

Stands like this one, where families sell coconuts and other vegetables, are a common site in Accra, Ghana. Some students miss school because they have to help their parents out in their stands or in the large marketplaces.
Laura Rice KUT

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 12:35 pm

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.  

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9:55 am
Tue November 5, 2013

The Arts and Common Core—a Natural Fit

Rashida Forman-Bey, cofounder of WombWork, a local theater company, works with students at Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School in a program that incorporates the arts with Common Core standards.
Gwendolyn Glenn WYPR

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 5:53 am

The Arts and Common Core—a Natural Fit

For the second year, a local organization is aligning arts instruction with the new Common Core State Standards for math and English/language arts.

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12:52 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Head Start Benefits From State Response To Sequestration

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 4:47 pm

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 under automatic cuts known as "sequestration."

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