Florina Rodov

Florina Rodov

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When we label students as "crippled" by poverty, says Florina Rodov, we make it harder for their teachers to teach them and more difficult for them to succeed.

When we label students as "crippled" by poverty, says Florina Rodov, we make it harder for their teachers to teach them and more difficult for them to succeed.

When we label students as "crippled" by poverty, says Florina Rodov, we make it harder for their teachers to teach them and more difficult for them to succeed.

When we label students as "crippled" by poverty, says Florina Rodov, we make it harder for their teachers to teach them and more difficult for them to succeed.

As we write, students are finishing their preparations to take the Specialized High School Admissions Test later this month. The results of that exam will open or close the door to Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and other jewels of the public school system — creating what Mayor de Blasio calls a “rich-get-richer phenomenon.” De Blasio and his allies in Albany would scrap that single-test admissions system and usher in a more “holistic” process — incorporating multiple measures of…

As we write, students are finishing their preparations to take the Specialized High School Admissions Test later this month. The results of that exam will open or close the door to Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and other jewels of the public school system — creating what Mayor de Blasio calls a “rich-get-richer phenomenon.” De Blasio and his allies in Albany would scrap that single-test admissions system and usher in a more “holistic” process — incorporating multiple measures of…

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

Rubik to the Rescue: The Rubik’s Cube Engages Students in East Harlem

Rubik to the Rescue: The Rubik’s Cube Engages Students in East Harlem