Carly Graf

Carly Graf

Carly Graf is a freelance journalist in Montana.

Rosalind Crawford says that her sons only received a couple of lessons a week and no teacher instruction while they were placed on virtual learning. (Photo by Zachary Clingenpeel for The Hechinger Report)

The newest form of school discipline: Kicking kids out of class and into virtual learning

By: - August 11, 2023

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report. It wasn’t the first time Ventrese Curry’s granddaughter had gotten into trouble at school. A seventh grader at a charter school in St. Louis, she had a long history of disrupting her classes and getting into confrontations with teachers. Several times, the school issued a suspension and […]

An example of a voucher for fresh produce distributed by the FAST Blackfeet produce prescription program. FAST, which stands for Food Access and Sustainability Team, provides vouchers to people who are ill or have insecure food access on the Blackfeet reservation in northwestern Montana. ( FAST Blackfeet photo)

Fresh Produce Is an Increasingly Popular Prescription for Chronically Ill Patients

By: - March 22, 2023

When Mackenzie Sachs, a registered dietitian on the Blackfeet Reservation, in northwestern Montana, sees a patient experiencing high blood pressure, diabetes, or another chronic illness, her first thought isn’t necessarily to recommend medication. Rather, if the patient doesn’t have easy access to fruit and vegetables, she’ll enroll the person in the FAST Blackfeet produce prescription […]