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Ballet dancers

Pirouetting into the future

Students in the Career and Technical Education dance program at Talent Unlimited HS in Manhattan learn not only technique and performance but also how to choreograph, produce and direct.

Artist with painting


Forty art educators representing all five boroughs had their work on display in January at El Barrio's Artspace PS 109 in East Harlem at the first New York City Art Teachers Association exhibit since the pandemic began.

All fired up

All fired up!

Staten Island 2nd-graders learn about fire safety and about the history of firefighting during a class trip to the New York City Fire Museum in SoHo.

Teacher and student

Reaping what they sew

A unique new elective at Eleanor Roosevelt HS on Manhattan's Upper East Side designed by computer science teacher Susan Ettenheim and known as Patterns of the World, allows students to apply computer science principles to the visual arts.

Teacher and Student

A cool career path

Teacher Orvil Boatswain’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning program at the Bronx Design and Construction Academy is the only program of its kind in New York City public high schools, and it regularly wins an annual statewide competition.

A man teaching bike repair

Putting a new spin on learning

Using the school cafeteria as a shop, 4th-graders at PS 143 in Corona, Queens, learn bike mechanics, incorporating hands-on elements into their study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).