Articles written by: Justyna Malota

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Bronx Charter School turns to public for funds

Bronx Charter School turns to public for funds

By Justyna Malota jmalota@hunter.cuny.edu A metropolis was rising from the floor of a Kindergarten class at the Bronx Charter School for the Arts on a recent afternoon. Skyscrapers towered and archways beckoned as the children channeled their inner architect, deploying large hollow building blocks to create their urban fantasy. The [...]

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Banana Kelly teacher honored for creativity

Banana Kelly teacher honored for creativity

By Justyna Malota jmalota@hunter.cuny.edu When he was in second grade, Nicola Vitale’s teacher challenged him to repair a broken toilet in his school. With just the guidance of a how-to workbook, he and a classmate fixed it. “It was very empowering,” recalled Vitale, a teacher at Banana Kelly High School. [...]