The Wall Street Journal
By Leslie Brody
“A science teacher in the south Bronx makes kids think it’s cool to eat Brussels sprouts. And for that, he could win $1 million.
On Friday, Stephen Ritz is to be named one of 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, a new award designed to recognize the role teachers play in society and attract top candidates to the field. The winner will be announced March 15.
Mr. Ritz, 52 years old, has helped Bronx students build more than 100 gardens inside schools and outdoors in high-poverty neighborhoods where fresh produce can be hard to buy.”