On Second Thought For Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016

The recovery continues following this month's devastating earthquake in Ecuador. Global relief organizations have crews on the ground to provide assistance. We talk with a relief workers from Georgia-based MAP International about how they are helping and what more there is to be done.

Plus, the growing need for teachers in Georgia has led the Savannah-Chatham school district to rely on an often overlooked education program.  Alternative Pathways to Teaching allows anyone with a bachelor’s degree to earn a teaching certificate while serving as an interim teacher. The program has ushered in hundreds of new teachers to the Savannah school system. We talk to Stephen Routh, a teacher who earned his certificate using the program, about his late life career shift. We also talk to Heather Bilton, a talent acquisition officer in the county, about the inner workings of the certificate program and how it’s impacting Georgia. And Atlanta Journal-Constitution education reporter Maureen Downey joins the show to discuss the pros and cons of the program and how the initiative has fared in Georgia’s neighboring states. 

Then, to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, theater students at Emory  University will host a 12-hour Shakespeare Anniversary Celebration. GPB producer Sean Powers pays a visit to take in some performances at the event.