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Brooklyn teacher helps brings inclusive curriculum to DOE schools

News 12 is giving a spotlight to Alex Wong, a Brooklyn teacher who has been working to create a more diverse and inclusive curriculum for students across the city.

News 12 Staff

May 23, 2022, 12:21 PM

Updated 757 days ago

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News 12 is giving a spotlight to Alex Wong, a Brooklyn teacher who has been working to create a more diverse and inclusive curriculum for students across the city.
For Wong, teaching students is more than a passion.
"I just wanted to do work that mattered, and I feel like this is the best way I can do it," he explains.
An educator of five years, Wong has been pouring into students at FDR High School, not only as an instructional support services teacher, but he's also pushing for inclusivity.
"There's strength in diversity and we should represent that diversity the best way we can," adds Wong.
Wong has been instrumental in getting new curriculum added at his school focusing on a variety of cultures that reflects the student body. He's now been selected as one of 40 educators to review curriculum for the Department of Education in hope of bringing diversity to schools across the city.
"It means a lot to me as an Asian-American educator because I sort of learned passively that my voice wasn't really invited in a lot of discussions. At least, when I was growing up. So just the mere fact that I got to help out my school and also get to bring it to the city as a whole through the city's curriculum, that's a great honor," he says.
As he looks toward the future, he's hoping education in city schools will become as diverse as possible.


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