Freshman year, at a distance
‘I wasn’t trying to entertain. I was trying to teach’: How a lesson about the past helped a Detroit teenager find his voice in the classroom
He started off as a singer. But after a lesson about redlining, this student performer found another way to use his voice — to effect change.
Finding courage in her keystrokes: Why this Denver freshman is participating in class more than ever
“Using the chat has helped me get more comfortable sharing my ideas,” said Casandra Sotelo-Rivera.
“I feel like I’m a whole different person when I’m doing things online than when I’m not.”
Over the next several months, Chalkbeat will introduce you to ninth graders across the U.S. trying to figure it all out.
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