WNYC's SchoolBook reports on our connection to President Obama's State of the Union address, in which senior Estiven Rodriguez of our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School was recognized as an academic success story. The President also recognized our College March, which Estiven helped lead at his school, and which is an annual ritual at all of our network high schools.
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29-46 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: 718 706 9900
Fax: 718 433 0500
Directions By Subway
E, M or R line to Queens Plaza:
Coming from Manhattan, exit at front end of platform, using furthest stairs to the right marked "Northern Boulevard and 41st Avenue" to Northern Boulevard. Our 4-story stone building is at the corner of 41st Avenue. Look for our banner and white storefront windows with our logo.
7, N or W line to Queensboro Plaza:
With Manhattan to your back, walk east two-three blocks following elevated train tracks. Where the tracks split, follow Northern Boulevard tracks to the north. The building is across Northern Boulevard at 41st Avenue.
WNYC: State of the Union Recognizes WHEELS Senior January 29, 2014
State of the Union Highlights WHEELS Student & College March January 28, 2014
On January 28, 2014, President Obama's State of the Union address included an academic success story from our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School: the personal story of student Estiven Rodriguez, a first-generation immigrant who came to the US not speaking English and who, after deep support from his school, is now heading to Dickinson College on a full-tuition, four-year scholarship. The President also mentions our College March.
President Stopol Argues for Character in NYTimes January 27, 2014
NYC Outward Bound Schools' President and CEO Richard Stopol responds to the David Brooks column "It Takes a Village" by arguing for the value of character development in our schools. Stopol asserts that character development and intellectual development are inextricably linked, and should receive equal focus in our schools.