Bronx Partnership Aims to Build Parent-Engagement Skills
Mercy College education school reaches out
When her Fordham Road neighbors see Yokayra Fernandez-Haghighi walking in their New York City community during the week, they often ask her why she isn't working at Public School 85.
The question always makes Ms. Fernandez-Haghighi smile because she isn't a teacher. But the stay-at-home mother of two elementary school children has become a fixture at school because of a new parent-engagement partnership between PS 85 and Mercy College’s school of education in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
“It's not like I’m [at the school] and I have to be there,” Ms. Fernandez-Haghighi said in a telephone interview from PS 85 in the city’s Bronx borough this month. "I...
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