The following article is from the New York Times regarding the success of The Educational Alliance After 3 Arts Program.
Ten-year-old Destiny Howard swaggers onstage, flinging her arms overhead in exaggerated disgust.
Last school year, Destiny struggled just to read a script out loud, said Karina Lynch, who organizes the annual show. Problems with literacy and pronunciation stunted Destiny’s academic progress at Public School 142 on the Lower East Side.
The Educational Alliance After 3 Arts Program has gained a reputation for discovering hidden talent at P.S. 142. Shy children dance center stage. Students with learning delays earn leading roles.
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