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USDA’s Chief Scientist Visits Food & Finance High School’s Manhattan Farm

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Cornell University educator Philson Warner describes the Food & Finance HS lab to USDA Under Secretary Cathie Woteki.

A report posted yesterday by Damon Thompson of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) describes a recent visit by Cathie Woteki, USDA’s Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, to the Manhattan fish farm and hydroponic garden at Food & Finance High School. The unique teaching facility was developed in partnership with Cornell University.

Read the USDA post:

Students Get Schooled by Schools of Fish

and read more about the Cornell University Cooperative Extension:

In Partnership with NYC High School, Cornell U. Builds and Enhances Sustainable Agriculture Technology

Chef Marc Murphy of Food Network’s Chopped will host a “dine-around” fundraiser for Food & Finance High School on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

DNAInfo Reports on Food & Finance High School’s Aquaponics, Hydroponics and Aquaculture

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An article in DNAInfo New York this week by Mathew Katz reports on the fish, lettuce, cabbages and spices grown by Food and Finance High School on West 50th Street in Manhattan:

Hell’s Kitchen School Raises 10,000 Fish in Basement

The food is used in the culinary education program and the school cafeteria. Some is sold to local businesses, used on the “Iron Chef” TV show or donated to relief organizations.

June CTE Spotlight

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The latest edition of the CTE Spotlight newsletter from the Department of Education is now available on-line. The second issues of the PDF publication includes:

  • An in-depth feature on the Academy for Careers in TV and Film, a CTE high school in Long Island City that includes a student-led film production company.
  • A guest column by Francoise Jacobsohn, Vice-Chair of the CTE Advisory Council and Equality Works Project Manager for Legal Momentum, detailing the New York City Pipeline Project to support gender equity in CTE.
  • An interview with Food and Finance High School senior Lazarus Lynch, who organized the first annual Youth Hunger Summit at his school in April, packaging over 10,000 meals for underfed New Yorkers.
  • Roundups of CTE competitions and articles and reports on career and technical education.

The Spotlight was designed and produced by students of Chelsea Career and Technical High School under the guidance of teacher Scott Fowler. We thank the students, congratulate them on their graduation and wish them the very best of luck.5

For more information or to suggest story ideas for future issues, please email editor Nicholas Martinez.