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The Expectations of Private Funders

The Expectations of Private Funders

A teacher walks down the hallway in Sunset Park High School, one of dozens of public schools in recent years to receive money from private foundations. (Photo by Jason Alcorn)   “Are you looking for Melika?” a teenage boy asks. He’s kicked back on a lounge with a friend, the two of them resting their  Read more »

Digital Learning Pilot Programs Attract Private Funding

Digital Learning Pilot Programs Attract Private Funding

Daria Ng is busy hammering out the curriculum for Let’s Talk Sustainability, a pilot program that will teach 15 students about ways to maintain the environment in just a few months. Yet, while the word “sustainability” may bring to mind images of flowers shinning in morning dew and sparkling freshwater lakes, students in this program  Read more »

Time Is of the Essence at P.S. 24

Time Is of the Essence at P.S. 24

It’s 1:29 p.m. on a March Monday, and for a few blissful minutes, the cafeteria at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, will remain empty and quiet.  Refrigerators whir.  The kitchen staff set up trays for the buffet. At 1:34, the double doors burst open with a stampede of more than 100 fifth graders.  The  Read more »