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From The Newsroom: Girl-gineers; Teachers Are Tested

Stella M. Chávez
Alex Gutierrez, one of the students we're following in our Class of 17 series, soldiers through math class.

In today's Morning Edition local block from the KERA Newsroom: It's Teacher Appreciation week, but the challenges keep coming. They have a lot of work to do when it comes to generating interest in science and engineering. Especially for girls, who’ve been discouraged from the field in subtle ways. Stella Chavez found educators preparing all students for tomorrow’s jobs. And we'll hear why teachers in Houston sued their district over evaluation practices - and what it could mean for teachers all over the state. 

Lyndsay Knecht is assistant producer for Think.