Feature stories

July 6, 2017

Lord of the flies

Science comes to life for students studying forensics at the Academy for Health Careers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where experiments motivate them to enjoy learning.

Revved up for robotics

The recently resurrected robotics team at John Adams HS in Ozone Park, Queens, goes to the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition, learning how to work and play together and gaining valuable STEM skills along the way.

Counting their chickens

They say a farmer’s work is never done, and no one knows this better than the students in the agriculture program at John Bowne HS in Flushing, Queens.

‘The best-kept secret’

High school students are sent to Brooklyn East Alternate Learning Center for instruction after they have committed an infraction that results in an out-of-school suspension. The school is serious about meeting their academic and social-emotional needs.

June 1, 2017

Night glow

Bright blue glow-sticks lit up the evening sky as 800 students, parents and community members circled the PS/MS 124 track in South Ozone Park, Queens at the Light It Up Blue Autism Walk on April 28.

Silence is golden

Meditation program reaping benefits for students and staff at Bronx HS for Law and Community Service.

Why we’re #PublicSchoolProud

District 20, in the southwest corner of Brooklyn organized a month-long celebration of the arts as part of the UFT’s #PublicSchoolProud campaign

Black gold

For two hours, more than120 students danced, sang and read poems and prose that showcased black achievement at PS/IS 45 in Bushwick.

An app to wipe out hunger

Eleven computer science seniors at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn have won a national award for an app that connects hungry students at their high schools to local restaurants with food to spare. The problem of hunger is a real one for the Park Slope school, where nearly 80 percent of the students qualify for free lunch. 


Journeys ‘toward a better future’

Fourth-grade teachers Alison Dempsey and Maria Koutras at PS 503 invited their students’ immigrant parents to share their stories of exile, sacrifice and success at the Day of Democracy, a schoolwide event timed to coincide with May Day.

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