Show #100 Hour 1 | September 5, 2015 | Mother Jones education reporter Kristina Rizga presents the hopeful tale of one of the nation’s most diverse public schools innovating against the odds. Mission High School has created engaging and effective classrooms, even while being classified as “low-performing” and struggling against closure and test scores.

Kristina Rizga has been writing about youth and student issues for over a decade, most recently as an education reporter for “Mother Jones.” Her writing has been published in “The Nation,” “The American Prospect,” and Global Post, among other publications. Prior to “Mother Jones,” Rizga was the executive editor of “WireTap, “an award-winning political magazine for young adults. She is also co-founder and reporter at the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, based in her homeland, Latvia. She lives with her husband Mike Stern in San Francisco.

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