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    NYC Outward Bound Schools Named Seminfinalist for 2016 Nonprofit Excellence Awards

    August 2, 2016

    We are a proud semifinalist of this year’s New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The Awards recognize excellence in eight key areas of nonprofit management: results and impact, governance, financial management, diversity and inclusion, human resources, information technology, communications, and fundraising. Finalists will be announced in October, 2016.

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    MELS Achieves Rare 100% Grad Rate

    July 28, 2016

    MELS' first senior class achieved a 100% 4-year June graduation rate. This achievement is especially remarkable considering that MELS is an unscreened public school - only one other unscreened public school in New York City has achieved this between 2006 and 2015.

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    Baldwin Principal Leading Voice on School Discipline Reform

    July 1, 2016

    What role can restorative justice play in ameliorating violence in our schools? This Atlantic article explores the question and includes quotes by Brady Smith, Principal of of our James Baldwin School, a leading voice on school discipline reform.

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    NY1 Profiles Exceptional Graduate from Brooklyn Collaborative

    June 30, 2016

    NY1's Exceptional Graduates series featured Lizbeth Lucero, 2016 valedictorian of our Brooklyn Collaborative school. Lucero is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, lived through Hurricane Sandy, and is headed off to Cornell on a full scholarship. Lucero also served as a featured speaker at our 2016 Gala.

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    WHEELS Students Name New Wasp Species

    June 22, 2016

    Students from our school WHEELS were recently invited to name a new species of wasp that is native to the Dominican Republic. Students, whose families hail predominately from the Dominican Republic, chose the name La Luz Brillante. When translated to English, this means The Bright Light.

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    College Line Features Our College Guidance Videos

    Videos Produced by our CUNY Crews, June 17, 2016

    New York City's online guide for college bound students features four videos produced by our own CUNY Crew students. Topics covered into academic persistence, transferring to a four-year college, and belonging in college.

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    Community Roots' Unique Approach to Integration

    June 8, 2016

    One of our Associate Schools, Community Roots, has an intentional approach to school integration that deeply involves the entire school community. The school population is unlike others in the City: 39% white, 33% Black, 20% Hispanic and Asian, and 8% other. WNYC's Beth Fertig explores their integration strategies.

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    WHEELS Sets Example for Teaching Character Skills

    June 1, 2016

    Is it possible to teach students character skills like resilience and grit? Author and scholar Paul Tough thinks it's difficult but not impossible - and points to our school WHEELS as an example of an institution that's doing it right, thanks to our whole school EL Education model.

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    NY1 Features McCown's Water Testing Project

    May 23, 2016

    NY1 visited with students involved in our Gaynor McCown School's water testing expedition. The real-world learning project, which is a hallmark of our EL Education schools, focused on the waterways at Fresh Kills Park on Staten Island.

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    West End 6th Graders Discuss Antiquated Sewage Systems on Viewpoints

    May 15, 2016

    Sixth graders from our West End Secondary School joined ABC7's Ken Rosato for a discussion on New York City's antiquated sewage system and the many ways in which our waterways are being polluted. Scroll down to the May 15 segment.

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