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  • BCS STUDENTS LOBBY CONGRESS ON PATRIOT ACT

    February 15, 2011

    Today, seniors from our Brooklyn School of Collaborative Studies went to DC and lobbied Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Representatives Grimm, Velasquez and Towns. Students presented their views on the Patriot Act, which is anticipated to be debated by Congress again this month. Shahid Buttar, head of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, also gave them a short lobbying primer in Senator Gillibrand's office!

  • SCHOOL RUNNER WINS RUNNER OF THE YEAR

    February 9, 2011

    Congratulations to WHEELS student Franklin Ventura, who has been awarded New York Road Runners "Runner of the Year" award! This honor is given out to athletes who not only demonstrate athletic prowess, but who also serve as inspirations to other runners because of their dedication and improvement over the past year. Franklin will be honored at NYRR Club Night on March 3rd.

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  • WHEELS ON TODAY SHOW’S EDUCATION NATION

    February 2, 2011

    We're on the Today Show! See our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School profiled here on Education Nation's segment about Teach for America's impact in on American education. Shot on location at WHEELS and featuring principal Brett Kimmel, WHEELS' faculty, students and parents!

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  • WHEELS HOSTS NATIONAL SITE SEMINAR

    January 20, 2011

    Our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) continues to spread best practices across the Expeditionary Learning network. WHEELS is hosting a national site seminar that delves deep into the practice of Student-Led Conferences, dissects the process of "scaling up" a school, & highlights classroom structures like shared teacher practices, workshop model lessons, and student-engagement.

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  • METROPOLITAN TEACHES ‘JOYS OF EATING WELL’

    January 10, 2011

    Our Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Queens is teaching students about nutrition, food policy, and the joys of eating well -- as Serious Eats has discovered in this wonderful article on MELS' pioneering and comprehensive curriculum.

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  • BCS STUDENTS LOBBY CONGRESS ON PATRIOT ACT

    January 8, 2011

    12th graders at our Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies are learning about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, exploring the question of "When, if ever, should our rights be limited in the name of national security?" They have been invited to lobby Congress on whether or not to re-authorize the Patriot Act. Last week, they raised 50% of their fundraising goal! To donate, click on the link below.

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  • VALIDUS PREP RECEIVES $125K FROM VERIZON & BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT

    December 27, 2010

    Our Validus Preparatory Academy has recently received $125,000 in combined grant monies from the Verizon Foundation and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. The monies will support professional development for the school's teachers, crew orientation for incoming students, and classroom technology upgrades.

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  • NYC OUTWARD BOUND CELEBRATES COMMUNITY

    December 24, 2010

    A real-life example of four New Yorkers who live the values of "character and community" that we at NYC Outward Bound so fervently believe in. Even better, it's about our President Richard Stopol's parents and it recently appeared on the front page of the NY Times! Enjoy...

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  • BCS STUDENT IS NY1’S NEW YORKER OF THE WEEK

    December 20, 2010

    Manny Leyva, a junior at our Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, is New York One's New Yorker of the week for his dedicated service in educating his BCS peers about diversity and acceptance. Congratulations Manny!

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  • VALIDUS PREP STUDENTS JOIN MODEL UN IN BERLIN

    December 15, 2010

    Six students at our Validus Preparatory Academy aren't waiting for Superman, as the Bronx Times-Reporter discovered in its article on their trip to the Model UN in Germany. As guests of the John F. Kennedy High School in Berlin, they joined other international students in exploring the theme ‘Combating Illicit Trade: A Civic Responsibility.’

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