NEW YORK — One morning, just before classes at New York City’s Quest to Learn Middle School broke for lunch, Etai Kurtzman found himself transformed into a lemon tree. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift It was a warm day in late April, and his chatty sixth-grade class had been corralled from a narrow hallway […]
Author Archives: Alexandria Neason
Alexandria Neason is a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She has contributed to Chalkbeat New York, WAMU’s Metro Connection, National Public Radio’s Ombudsman blog and other school-based publications. She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in 2010. Before arriving at Columbia, she taught high school English in Wahiawa, H.I.