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    MAELS Chorus Wins Big

    July 8, 2018

    The MAELS choir walked away from PA's Music in the Parks choral competition with a first-place trophy as well as the festival's "Esprit de Corps" award.

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    Creating Work that Matters: Transforming the Classroom through Student Action

    June 8, 2018

    In this EdWeek post, WHEELS teacher Anthony Voulgarides and two of his twelfth-grade English Language Arts students, Ahlenne and Hamlet, talk about creating work that matters, in and out of the classroom.

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    Launch Students protest gun violence in school walkout

    June 8, 2018

    Clad in orange T-shirts, wielding anti-gun-violence signs and yelling “We Matter” down sidewalks in Brooklyn, hundreds of seventh- and eighth-graders from Launch held their second annual school walkout in protest of gun violence in their community.

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    Gaynor McCown's Intensives featured in Staten Island Advance

    May 28, 2018

    At Gaynor McCown, classes stopped for a week in April while students participated in a week-long intensive course in a field they are passionate about, such as learning the history of fashion, how NYPD trains new recruits and the food industry.

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    Goodwill at WHEELS for EL's Better World Day

    May 8, 2018

    WHEELS seniors recently took part in a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project, in which they learned lessons on social issues and philanthropy, and then paid it forward by awarding $2,500 in grant money to a local community-based organization (CBO).

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    MAELS students place kindness rocks at South Beach Boardwalk

    May 8, 2018

    Sixth-graders from Marsh Avenue Expeditionary Learning School, New Springville, recently spread kindness at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk in South Beach.

    As a part of EL Education's Better World Day, MAELS students painted rocks with inspirational messages from "The Kindness Rocks Project" with the purpose of cultivating connections within the community and lifting others up through simple acts of kindness.

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    How Is Change Achieved When Protest Ends? Leaders High School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers

    May 7, 2018

    Leaders High School sent a teen team to delve into modern community organizing during their week-long field course “Intensive.” Read about what they learned in this thought-provoking article.

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    Channel View Hosts 3rd Annual Female Summit

    April 19, 2018

    Channel View joined forces with Rachel Krieger, Founder and CEO of the Ladies of Business of Rockaway Beach, to host a Female Summit for girls in grades 6 through 12.

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    WHEELS College March featured in Edutopia

    April 9, 2018

    Edutopia education writer Laura McKenna writes about WHEELS, our school in Washington Heights, and how our To & Through College program is supporting students who will be the first in their families to go to college. And the support doesn't end at high school graduation, as McKenna learned; we stay with them through college, too. 

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    Board Chair Gifford Miller Op-Ed

    March 30, 2018

    Board Chair Gifford Miller shares a scalable model for innovation in public schools in this Daily News Op-Ed. "What is needed is a third-way approach... to tap into the vast yet still largely unrealized capacity of district schools to serve as incubators of innovation."

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