Original Air Date: 10/11/2010 ; On this episode of Brooklyn Review: We introduce viewers to Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a new middle school in Brownsville that is closing the learning gap for African-American and Latino children, especially in the subjects of math, science and technology; Shirley Chisholm was a Brooklyn-born pioneer when it came to politics, education and women?s rights and we?re there as a state office building in Fort Greene is dedicated in her honor; as the obesity epidemic among children continues to take center stage, experts are focusing on the food choices offered by school cafeterias. The Block Institute, which serves pre-school and school-aged children with various disabilities, has not only been making the grade when it comes to feeding its students healthy meals, but is exceeding expectations; The High School for Public Service in Crown Heights has turned an otherwise empty plot of land into a budding farm filled with fruits and vegetables; The Brooklyn Grandparents Coalition is offering support and resources to make things a little easier for grandparents stepping in to fill a void in their grandchildren?s lives; and finally, Long Island University?s Liberty Partnership Program is offering free SAT preparation to the borough?s high school students, not only helping them improve their grades, but also guiding their outlook towards college. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Brooklyn Review.moreless
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