High School http://wesa.fm en Why This Struggling School District Is Reviving Creative Electives http://wesa.fm/post/why-struggling-school-district-reviving-creative-electives <p>Daniel Funk’s construction technology classroom at Sto-Rox High School is literally buzzing with activity.</p><p>Students are confidently working with heavy duty power tools as they finish building small hanging display cases.</p><p>“Right now we’re working on the drawers,” said senior Asa Powell. “The drawer fronts are probably the hardest, because they have the knobs and whatnot."</p><p>Powell said he regularly looks forward to Funk’s class.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Liz Reid 28462 at http://wesa.fm Why This Struggling School District Is Reviving Creative Electives Phase 4 Learning Centers Serve As Last Chance High Schools http://wesa.fm/post/phase-4-learning-centers-serve-last-chance-high-schools <p><a href="http://www.phase4learningcenter.org/">Phase 4 Learning Centers</a> are often referred to as last chance high schools by many, but to Phase 4’s founder, Terrie Suica Reed, it’s also their best chance for many troubled students to find success in their high school careers.</p><p>Though many students who come into her program come from broken homes or are even homeless, Reed stands firm in her belief that “with the right support, the right network, they can do anything they want to do.” Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:33:28 +0000 John Lavanga 15154 at http://wesa.fm Phase 4 Learning Centers Serve As Last Chance High Schools