Source: Reporter Newspapers
On a recent Friday at Cross Keys High School, students in Rebekah Morris’s ninth-grade English class were studying something unusual: their own community along Buford Highway.
In the “Buford Highway Project,” 90 students are drafting their own visions for improving the rapidly redeveloping corridor’s safety, accessibility and quality of life. The top reports will be delivered to city governments that have official Buford Highway plans—most developed with little or no such input from residents of the famously diverse community along the road.
“I just wanted to make a real-world connection to [answer the questions], ‘Why do we need to read?’ ‘Why do we need to write?’ ‘Why do we need to make presentations?’” said Morris. “This is a real-world way to make them see, ‘My thoughts matter today.’” continue reading at Reporter Newspapers