Thursday, September 8, 2016

Mayor de Blasio visits PS 154 in the Bronx, a Renewal and Community School Part Two

This is the second grade class which Mayor de Blasio was to visit at 10:45 AM. with Chancellor Carmen Farina. There are only 19 students in this class rather than the normal class size of 30 or more children. That is because this school is a Renewal School, a fancy name for a failing school. The mayor arrived 30 minutes late and it was local Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo and not Chancellor Carmen Farina who was at the school with the mayor. 

Above - The mayor and Assemblywoman greet Ms. Adams the teacher.
Below - The mayor speaks with Ms. Adams while the assemblywoman looks at the future voters.

Above - Mayor de Blasio watches as the students form groups of three or four and then do a lesson by answering among themselves the question the teacher has given them. 
Below - After the lesson is done the mayor gives high fives to all the students.

Above - The mayor Principal and staff walk around to the side of the school to see a school project. That is the Major Deegan Highway in the background.
Below - You can see the mayor is holding a half-dozen fresh eggs which the chickens in the chicken coup behind have laid. Visual Arts teacher Kendra Brown is the teacher in charge of the year round 'PS 154 Chicken Project'. Principal Coviello watches as the mayor asks Ms. Brown about the Chicken Project. The area is cleaned by the school custodian Ms. Lukry Tejeda.

The mayor took no questions, and then departed for the Manhattan school he was to visit followed by the last school visited in the five boroughs in Staten Island.

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