The Southerner

Progressive education succeeds in improving school atmospheres

Oscar Cozza, Staff Writer

March 11, 2014

“You like it here, you’re going to like it in prison,” said Sabin Keller, a freshman who has strong opinions about the school’s environment. “There’s a freakin maze on the second floor, the fluorescent lights make ...

“Safe Schools” coalition aims to reform bullying laws

Oscar Cozza, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014

"She was made fun of for being overweight, her red hair," said Robin Settle regarding her niece, Haylee Fentress who attended Marshall Middle School in southwest Minnesota, in an interview with ABC news. Fentress hung herself...

New equity and diversity policy aims to close achievement gap

Oscar Cozza, Staff Writer

December 19, 2013

“If we look at schools over the past twenty years we’ll see that they have actually become more segregated,” said Stephanie Woldum, a math teacher who teaches classes that explore social justice. This inequity was the focus...