Topic: Our Vulnerable Students

All young people deal with their own unique sets of pressure and stress in their lives that just come from growing up, but certainly two groups of students today are feeling it acutely –children of immigrants and LGBT youth. This week we talk with experts on how these students are coping and what is being done to support them both in and out of school.

Guests:

Eliazar Posada, Youth Coordinator, El Centro Hispano

Brenda Elliott, Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services, Wake County Public Schools

James Miller, Executive Director, LGBT Center of Raleigh

Bud Harrelson, Board Member, Safe Schools NC

RESOURCES

EdLines

Gov. Cooper Unveils Teacher Pay Plan
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article133866519.html

Legislative Watch
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article133085874.html
https://www.ednc.org/2017/02/15/house-committee-considers-creating-funding-formula-task-force/

Top Voucher School Trouble
http://ajf.org/employee-states-largest-recipient-school-voucher-funds-accused-embezzling-nearly-400000-public-tax-dollars/
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/money-allegedly-embezzled-at-trinity-christian-came-from-employee-withholding/article_ca60b0f0-1613-5c03-a8e1-1b80f4d453c9.html

DeVos First Week
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/02/18/devos-criticized-teachers-at-d-c-school-she-visited-and-they-are-not-having-it/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/02/17/devos-critics-want-to-make-my-life-a-living-hell/

Interview segments

4 things CMS should do right now to help immigrant students
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article133116839.html

Trump’s orders on immigration rattle some educators
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/trumps-orders-immigration-rattle-educators/

CMS makes statement responding to recent ICE arrests in Charlotte
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article132813799.html

El Centro Hispano
https://www.elcentronc.org/

Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal
http://www.wral.com/teen-suicide-attempts-fell-as-same-sex-marriage-became-legal/16540552/

Wake County trying to meet needs of transgender students
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article10123724.html

Don’t Reduce Transgender Rights to Bathroom Access
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/02/15/dont-reduce-transgender-rights-to-bathroom-access.html

LGBT Center of Raleigh
https://www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com/

Safe Schools NC
http://www.safeschoolsnc.org/

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