Students learn lessons from 'Hidden Figures'

Students learn lessons from 'Hidden Figures'

Earlier this month, Berkeley Middle School math teacher Selena Chamblee listened to a student defend her unruly behavior by explaining "That's just how us black girls act."

Chamblee knew she needed to set the student on a better course. So she called NASA.

Actually she called a relative, Christyl Johnson who is the deputy center director at Goddard Space Flight Center. Johnson helped Chamblee and Barbara Parsons, her coworker at Berkeley, organize a panel of NASA women to speak to girls at the school.

They went a step further and held the panel after a showing of the Oscar-nominated film, "Hidden Figures," the 2016 movie depicting stories of black...