From live streaming public meetings to rethinking them entirely, here’s how I’ve been engaging families in Red Hook around local education politics

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Outside of PS 676 one of the schools that was excluded from the District 15 rezoning plan. (Photo by Lauren Costantino)


To view this full livestream click here.

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How I learned how to design prototypes with specific people in mind

Colorful wall art depicting diverse people lives on a Red Hook building next to black tree with falling yellow leaves
Colorful wall art depicting diverse people lives on a Red Hook building next to black tree with falling yellow leaves
Mural in Red Hook East across from the Joseph Miccio Community Center

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Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash



Expanding the way American schools think about sex education, will help them make the shift to teaching it at an earlier age.


New York City’s annual Special Education Report lacks important details about services for students with disabilities


District 79 tailors its transitional programs to meet the needs of at-risk youth


Answering a very pressing question about myself through the collection of data over one week.

  1. Question: How much junk food do I consume in one week?
  • Note: This study does not include unhealthy food that was consumed as a meal, but instead unhealthy food that was consumed between meals as a “snack.” If a snack was considered “healthy” (i.e. a piece of fruit) then it was not considered junk food and was not counted.
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A junk food I apparently like to eat according to the data

How one Florida charter school allocates its funding, and what one teacher thinks about it.

About

Lauren Costantino

Social Journalism graduate @Newmarkjschool. Former high school teacher. This page explores the intersection of engagement journalism and education

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