Monday, June 5, 2023

LTL Ep. 6: When Students Are Also Parents (ft. Melissa Slaiger and Jessica Waters)

Melissa Slaiger and Jessica Waters spend their days working with pregnant and parenting teens and both know that teaching and learning cannot stop, even during a pandemic. They shared how they help students balance their uniquely full plates with meeting graduation standards and ultimately earn a high school diploma.

You can listen to the podcast version of the show below:


Erika Sanzi
Erika Sanzi is a former educator and elected school committee member. She is also a senior visiting fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Her blog is Good School Hunting and her Substack is Sanzi Says. She occasionally writes for other outlets including Scary Mommy, The 74, and The Hill. She is the mother of three school aged sons and calls Rhode Island home.


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