Frozen desserts, Teacher shortages

Air Date:
Heard On Central Time
Second-grade teacher Melissa Shugg, seen through her classroom door
Second-grade teacher Melissa Shugg, seen through her classroom door, teaches a lesson at Paw Paw Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Paw Paw, Michigan. Shugg is one of many teachers at the school who’ve been trained to teach a social-emotional curriculum created at the University of Michigan called TRAILS. Research suggests TRAILS lessons for at-risk kids can reduce depression and improve coping skills — something district officials say has been particularly important during the pandemic. Martha Irvine/AP Photo

School districts around the country are trying to fill teacher vacancies ahead of the academic year. Two education experts share what they think can be done to help ease the teacher shortage. And for Food Friday, a chef talks with us about making frozen desserts to beat the summer heat.

Featured in this Show

  • Food Friday: Frozen treats

    A chef brings us at-home frozen treat recipes to help beat the heat.

  • A teacher shortage — and what can be done about it

    School districts around the country are reporting teacher shortages, ahead of schools starting back up in the near future. We talk about what’s happening nationally, and what’s being done to fix the problem in Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bruce Weinstein Guest
  • Tim Slekar Guest
  • Diana Hess Guest

Related Stories