• Jan 6, 2018 5:00 pm
  • 45:52 mins

Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx educator and administrator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn a better one. He is the author of the book “The Power of a Plant.” In the Bronx, the poorest Congressional district of America, elementary students grow plants inside of their classroom. In fact, these students have grown more than 40,000 pounds of vegetables alongside their community. Why are they growing plants in the middle of their classroom? Stephen Ritz brought plants into his Bronx classroom to help his students improve their academic performance. Stephen, known as “America’s Teacher,” is here today to share with us about how these plants are saving his students and their surrounding community.

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