Guests: Kevin McCorry, Kate Shaw
Blaine Elementary School in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, underwent an interesting experience last year. In this special edition of Radio Times, we feature NewsWorks education reporter KEVIN McCORRY’s radio documentary ‘Turnaround‘ on Blaine Elementary School, a chronically low-performing school in the Strawberry Mansion section of North Philadelphia. With dozens of interviews and many hours of observation at the school, he grapples with this pivotal question: Can the school district find a path to revitalize its neediest schools in the midst of an ongoing budget crisis? After we hear his piece, he and KATE SHAW, the executive director of Research for Action, will discuss the education landscape in the city, Blaine Elementary, and more.