Feature stories

February 2, 2017

Family para-dise

Sonia Dunkley has been a paraprofessional at PS 9 in the Bronx for 24 years. She loves her job so much that over the years she has told each of her four adult children some version of this: “Try what I’m doing and see if you like it.”


Transgender educators seek respect, fairness for everyone

Outside the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, the words “boy” and “girl” are carved in stone above two entrances. But for many who pass beneath those signs, gender isn’t that simple.

Holding history in their hands

Students attending a workshop at the Sackler Lab at the American Museum of Natural History get to handle cast skulls, measure them and learn techniques to recognize and classify different ape and hominid species that are part of the evolutionary tree of humankind.

Something to crow about

Costumed students from PS 149 ring in the Year of the Rooster with Chinese dignitaries at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

January 5, 2017

Making spirits bright

Christmas came early for the 112 homeless children who gathered at UFT headquarters on Dec. 10 for the annual UFT/Coalition for the Homeless holiday party. 


World travelers

For two days in November, students at PS 151 in Bushwick, Brooklyn traveled the world without leaving their building.

Full STEAM ahead

Two paraprofessionals have developed a variety of clubs focused on math, engineering and technology to help English language learners and students with disabilities at PS 314 in the Bronx. 


Cooking by the numbers

The culmination of a recent lesson at PS 294 in the Bronx was making and eating healthy, vegetarian tacos. Hugo ate his taco in one big bite.

Where every child is an educator

In most classrooms, you’ll find one or two teachers. In Alexandra Hernandez’s classroom, there are 16.


Diverse course

Brooklyn Latin HS's growing reputation as a classical international baccalaureate school since its founding in 2006 has made it more difficult for neighborhood students to gain admission. The school is now using the PROSE program to try to reverse that trend.

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