Education: Joining Forces

When schools and businesses form partnerships, the experience can be enriching for everyone

Six years ago, Public School 190 in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City found itself in a quandary. "The school was small, the parent body was ambitious, and we didn't have any money," recalls Debrah Pearson Feinn, whose daughter Lily was a second-grader at the time. The arts budget had been cut, and in this neighborhood, thick with artists, a school without art was hardly a school at all. Brainstorming at a back-to-school party, parents came up with the solution: since the area was gaining a reputation not only as an artists' colony but also as a dining destination, P.S....

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