Patricia Willens

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  • Education Editor - News
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Station-Based


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For Some Students, Just Showing Up = Success (07:08)
From: WNYC

Educators at one Brooklyn high school focus on getting their at-risk students across the threshold of the building. Sounds simple, right? Think again.
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Lots of Talking is One School's Strategy to Retain Students (04:48)
From: WNYC

To enroll at West Brooklyn Community High School, students must buy in to a certain level of support and counseling. In exchange, the school promises to keep them on track to ...
Caption: Paula Dinh, a student at West Brooklyn Community High School, Credit: Jennifer Hsu/WNYC

Determined to Graduate: 'You're Going to See Me on That Stage' (07:30)
From: WNYC

It was a battle to the end for high school senior Paula Dinh. After years of skipping class and other bad habits, followed by a big push to change her ways, Paula finds out ...