Othello Uptown

In the final session during the recent English Companion Ning Webstitute on reading classic and YA lit with students, Jennie asked me to revisit the wonderful work of one of my student teachers. The place: A middle school in one of the northern-most neighborhoods of Manhattan, largely Latino, failing. (Funny how many so-called “failing” schools in NYC are in poor and or largely minority neighborhoods.) […]

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