December 10, 2008

VIDEO: School lesson plans on RFK announced in New York City

Source: NYSUT News Wire

RFK presentation in New York City - video

NY1 News

VIDEO: City schools to teach lessons of Bobby Kennedy. NYSUT president Dick Iannuzzi and AFT president Randi Weingarten were on hand in New York City Tuesday with Kerry Kennedy and city schools chancellor Joel Klein to present "RFK: Speak Up, Speak Out" lesson plans to teachers and students at Robert F. Kennedy Community High School in Queens. [full report and video at]

Associated Press

School lesson plans about RFK announced in NYC

12/9/2008, 4:23 p.m. EST
The Associated Press   

NEW YORK (AP) - First a bridge, now a curriculum.

The late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who was honored last month when the Triborough Bridge was named after him, will be the focus of lesson plans on social justice that will be offered to New York public schools, officials said Tuesday...

Lisa Byheny, a teacher at the Robert F. Kennedy Community High School who was involved in developing the lesson plans and has been using them in her classroom, said her students find Kennedy an inspiring figure.

"The greater lesson is what each of us can do as individuals in order to make a difference," Byheny said. "They see how he was able to reach out to people and affect them in a way that made people want to change for the better."

The full Associated Press report is available online at


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