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    4-Star Rating Awarded by Charity Navigator

    4-Star Rating Awarded by Charity Navigator, September 4, 2012

    NYC Outward Bound Schools has again been award Charity Navigator's highest rating of 4 stars for our financial stability and high levels of accountability and transparency.

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    Travel Channel Features Our 5-Story Climbing Wall

    August 30, 2012

    Our climbing wall makes a guest appearance in the premiere season of the Travel Channel's show Trip Flip. In this episode, two unsuspecting tourists are taken on an adrenaline-filled tour of New York City, including a climb up our 5-story climbing wall - the tallest in New York City!

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    Epoch Times Covers Opening Of Our First Charter School

    August 27, 2012

    The Epoch Times covers the opening of our new Launch Expeditionary Learning School in Bedford-Stuyvesant. In the words of Launch's Executive Director Geoffrey Roehm, “When you engage kids and you show them that learning is something useful and meaningful—and something that they can actually apply in the real world—that’s really when education sticks for kids.”

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    Student Essay Explores NYC Outward Bound Values

    August 3, 2012

    Eric Rios, an 8th-grader at our Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Queens, penned the essay "Honesty By Fire," which explores the power of his NYC Outward Bound pinning ceremony, the bravery of a classmate who refused to accept her pin, and the power of self-reflection and honesty.

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    93% Of Our 2012 Graduates Accepted to College

    July 25, 2012

    This year, 93% of graduates from across NYC Outward Bound's network of high schools were accepted to colleges, including Princeton, MIT, Bard, Cornell, Berklee College of Music, Penn State, NYU, Mounta Holyoke, Colgate, Ithaca, DePaul, and Amherst.

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    Staten Island Advance Covers Gaynor McCown School Graduation

    July 15, 2012

    The Staten Island Advance covers the inaugural graduation ceremony of our Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School in Staten Island. The article quotes Principal Traci Frey in dialogue with graduates: "You had the faith to take the first step and become part of a brand-new school that had a unique way of teaching and learning."

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    9 Schools Hold Graduation & Moving-Up Ceremonies

    Broadway Star Delivers Keynote Address at WHEELS, June 22, 2012

    Nine of our public schools hold graduation and moving-up ceremonies this week for graduating seniors at our high schools and advancing 8th-graders at our middle schools. Congratulations to all, and special recognition to WHEELS for graduating its first senior class and for securing keynote speaker Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of Broadway hit In the Heights, and a native and resident of the school's neighborhood.

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    Channel View School Receives $250K Grant

    Our Channel View School for Research One of Just 40 Citywide Grantees, June 22, 2012

    Our Channel View School for Research has been selected as one of 40 NYC public schools to receive a $250,000 "Expanded Success Initiative" grant, which will assist in preparing young men for college. The grant is connected to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative.

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    Breaking the School-to-Prision Pipeline

    Baldwin Teacher Presents at 3-Day Teachers' Institute, June 20, 2012

    Josh Heisler of our James Baldwin School co-presents on "Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Bringing Restorative Justice to our Schools" at a three-day Teachers Unite Leadership Institute.

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    Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award Presented

    June 20, 2012

    VIDEO: Teacher Tina Marra of our Marsh Avenue Expeditionary Learning School receives our 2012 Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award at our 25th Anniversary Gala. 8th-grade student Kristin Katz of Marsh presents the award with introductory remarks by CNN special anchor Soledad O'Brien.

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