Education

Education / Environment

For South Bronx educator, it’s easy being green

Stephen Ritz.

More than 5,000 schools in the United States now use some version of Ritz’s curriculum, according to a memoir, “The Power of a Plant,” published on May 2, in which Ritz traces how he transformed himself as he transformed his classroom.

Education / Environment

Nonprofit changes teens’ minds about college education

Group of juniors at SUNY Albany

Each February, Rocking the Boat takes its juniors on the road and hosts a tour of New York colleges. This year, a group of about 20 traveled to SUNY Albany, Syracuse University, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University.

Art / Education

Students lead panel on women’s suffrage

From left to right: Rahim Hough, Ashley Santiago, Aisha Beltran, Jennifer Asokwah, and Jesus Roblas.

The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.

Education

Hyde students hone their debating skills

Students from Hyde Leadership Charter School pose for a photo after their debate tournament on March 18.

Waiting for their name to be called, 27 students gathered in an over-crowded cafeteria during lunch period last fall for a chance to audition for the Hyde Leadership Charter School’s middle school debate team.

Art / Culture / Education / Video

Teen wordsmiths take the mic

Urban Word NYC Poetry Slam 2017 Prelim Contestant Leslie Lopez Performing

Teenaged wordsmiths performed their poetry at The Point CDC in March, in the preliminary rounds of Urban Word NYC.

Art / Culture / Education

Bronx Documentary Center takes a trip through turbulent times

Promotional sign of the exhibition in the window of the Bronx Documentary Center

“Whose Streets? Our Streets!” gathers decades-old photographs of protests in a city known for giving birth to different sorts of activism.

Education

Day care owner Eva Sanjurjo discusses her career running “Eva’s Kids”

Daycare owner Eva Sanjurjo plays cards with two of the children she cared for.

She has been called “Mayor of the Children” by the New York Times and has even had breakfast at Gracie Mansion with former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. And for the past four decades, she has been caring for the children of working parents, sometimes in exchange for a gallon of milk. […]

Education / Immigration

Young immigrants worry about future under Trump

Cecilia Arias and Shanjida Choudhury, both seniors at Fannie Lou Hamer High School, pose under a banner that reads "No Human Is Illegal!"

During his campaign, the president-elect vowed he would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided work papers, and eliminated the threat of deportation, for some undocumented students.

Culture / Education / Religion

St. Ignatius students and family celebrate the Feast of Guadalupe

William Adamson, music teacher at St. Ignatius, leading the choir.

The feast is a Latin American Catholic celebration that honors the Virgin Mary who appears in the services as a Mexican peasant.