New Bronx high school teaches important lessons about respecting differences

A new high school in the Bronx teaches students important lessons about respecting differences and finding common ground.

The Peace and Diversity Academy operates out of Lehman High School in Westchester Square. School officials say it opened in September and has a freshman class of 113 students. They say the school is a partnership between the Department of Education and the Anti-Defamation League.

Students say they look at issues of diversity in all their classes. They say they study ways to recognize prejudice and bias within themselves and in others. They also work to tackle those issues.

School officials say they plan to add a grade every year until it is a full fledged four-year high school.

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