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    QueensWay becomes a living laboratory for MELS

    November 16, 2017

    The abandoned Rockaway Beach Rail Line becomes a living classroom for some intrepid MELS students and teachers.

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    WHEELS teacher Carrie Lowenstein talks about teaching in a dual-language classroom

    November 3, 2017

    After a few years of immersion in dual language schools, in which both languages are treated as assets to be cultivated in their own right, students surpass those in monolingual or in “transitional bilingual” settings on academic measures across the board.

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    Op-Ed: What Makes Social Protest Effective?

    October 24, 2017

    Leaders High School teacher Michael McQuillan writes about the importance of Intensives at NYC Outward Bound Schools.

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    WHEELS Music Teacher Graham Johnson Awarded Presidential Citation from Academy of Arts and Letters

    October 16, 2017

    The American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded its 2017 Presidential Citation to Graham Johnson, a music teacher at WHEELS, our school in Washington Heights.

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    MELS Instructional Guide Abbie Sewell writes for Education Week

    October 6, 2017

    MELS IG Abbie Sewell writes about creating a school where all students belong and can succeed.

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    Summing Up The Skyscraper Problem

    August 17, 2017

    WHEELS teacher Jon Koenig contributed to Science Friday with "Summing up the Skyscraper," an algebraic math challenge.

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    MELS students intern with The Nature Conservancy

    July 22, 2017

    Two MELS students are working at Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island this summer as part of The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program.

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    MELS's Radical Act of Leading for Deeper Learning

    July 17, 2017

    At MELS, a focus on deeper learning demands leaders who trust and support teachers to create rich curriculum and to engage students as whole beings rather than simply as data points.

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    Gaynor McCown Students Raise Money and Awareness for Local Teen with Rare Disease

    June 28, 2017

    When students at Gaynor McCown learned about fellow Staten island teen JH Dilgen's fight against epidermolysys bullosa, they were determined to help: by raising money and awareness.

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    Launch Students March to End Gun Violence

    June 15, 2017

    On Friday, June 9th, seventh graders from Launch marched from their school to a rally at Restoration Plaza amphitheater, where the student body president kicked off a series of speakers from the school and community, in partnership with the Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights organization.

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