“I like building stuff,” said 11-year-old Isabella Martinez,* describing the appeal of her science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) after-school program, Girlstart. “In school we don’t really do a lot of projects, mostly reading. I like [after school] because it’s more hands-on. It’s being more creative.” This story also appeared in PBS Newshour When the […]
Author Archives: Amadou Diallo
Amadou Diallo is a journalist, playwright and photographer whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wirecutter, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America and The Christian Science Monitor. He has been a regular contributor to The Hechinger Report since 2017. A former musician and composer, he is a graduate of New York University and is always happy to weigh in on just which of Miles Davis’ classic quintets was the best.
Teachers go to school on racial bias