Gimme a Break!
City Neighbors Hamilton Charter School 10th grader Donte Hopkins takes a nap in class. His teacher, Jenni Williams, said students are not usually permitted to sleep during class, but Donte worked hard and is ahead of the goals outlined on his Presentation of Learning—the school's variation of a report card—and is "taking a mental health break" before his next two classes. The K-12 school in Baltimore utilizes furniture purchased from hotel liquidations to create spaces for students to not only interact with each other, but to also get some quiet time. —Matt Roth for Education Week
Matt Roth’s playful photo of Donte Hopkins shot for a story on the plight of introverted students didn’t make it into our print edition. But it seems very fitting for the upcoming holiday weekend. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day.