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A World Beyond Home

Why do some students succeed while others do not? This question has stumped teachers, school administrators, and education policy professionals who try to stop students from falling through the cracks.

14-year veteran high school teacher Stuart Albright takes a stab at answering this question in his new book, “A World Beyond Home: The Education Of A Poet, An Athlete, And A New Generation of Students” (McKinnon Press/2016). Albright traces the stories of two former students who, despite challenging circumstances, transformed their lives and went on to forge successful paths.

Guest host Phoebe Judge talks with author Stuart Albright, a creative writing teacher at Jordan High School, and Siddiq Haynes, one of the students profiled in the book who now coaches football at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Phoebe Judge is an award-winning journalist whose work has been featured on a numerous national radio programs. She regularly conducts interviews and anchors WUNC's broadcast of Here & Now. Previously, Phoebe served as producer, reporter and guest host for the nationally distributed public radio program The Story. Earlier in her career, Phoebe reported from the gulf coast of Mississippi. She covered the BP oil spill and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for Mississippi Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. Phoebe's work has won multiple Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards. Phoebe was born and raised in Chicago and is graduate of Bennington College and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
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