Mica Baum-Tuccillo & Michelle Fine
The Public Science Project at the Graduate Center CUNY

New report, “And Still They Rise,” details the vital role of alternative transfer high schools in lives and success of of thousands of New York City teens

In a city locked in an endless debate over the merits of properly resourcing our public schools, the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the risk of not doing so. The lives and education of millions of students across the five boroughs has been disrupted, and the consequences could be lifelong for many. This is especially true for the over 13,000 distinctively dedicated and driven students attending the city’s 55 alternative transfer schools, which allow students who have left, stopped out or fallen behind at other high…

Mica Baum-Tuccillo

Mica Baum-Tuccillo is a researcher with The Public Science Project, a PublicsLab Fellow, and PhD student in Critical Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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