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    NY1 Returns to Gaynor McCown School's College March

    December 11, 2015

    Every year, NY1 Staten Island visits our Gaynor McCown School's College March - and this year was no exception!

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    Slate Podcast Features BCS Student & College Counselor

    December 9, 2015

    Slate's podcast series, Getting In, follows a few seniors on their college application and commitment process. Prominently featured are student Jonathan Diaz and college counselor of our school Brooklyn Collaborative.

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    David Brooks Lauds Character & Community at our Leaders School

    November 27, 2015

    David Brooks of the New York Times devoted his latest column to the subject of community and character - and used one of our schools, Leaders, to show how schools can effectively develop both in their student bodies. An inspiring Thanksgiving read.

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    Center for Court Innovation Features James Baldwin School

    November 19, 2015

    Our James Baldwin School is featured on the Center for Court Innovation's website for their role in improving relations between police and youth. The school hosted a forum on the topic and its connection to school safety and restorative justice.

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    The Takeaway: Leaders High School's Success with Restorative Justice

    November 11, 2015

    The Takeway interviews Principal David O'Hara and counselor Felicia Harper of our Leaders High School. They discuss the power of‪ restorative justice‬ in bringing down school suspensions and in raising levels of student engagement in all students and, in effect, breaking Leaders' contribution to the school-to-prison-pipeline.

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    NPR: Beyond the Blackboard Series

    September 25, 2015

    NPR stations across the country aired American Public Media's radio documentary series, Beyond the Blackboard, which explores Outward Bound's history and its influence in education today, particularly through Expeditionary Learning, our partner in teaching.

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    WNYC: Baldwin Principal on School Safety Practices

    September 19, 2015

    Principal Brady Smith of our James Baldwin School discusses the practices his staff use to insure all students are safe without resorting to the common NYC public school practice of scanning. These approaches include active peer mediation, regular community and trust-building activities, and suspension-diversion practices.

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    American Radio Works: Expeditionary Learning & Its Roots in Outward Bound

    September 10, 2015

    American Public Media's radio documentary explores our school model, Expeditionary Learning, traces the Outward Bound roots that led to its inception, and investigates what American schools could learn from its success. Also included are several companion articles on Outward Bound, our school MELS, and Expeditionary Learning.

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    American Radio Works: Kurt Hahn & the Roots of Expeditionary Learning

    September 10, 2015

    American Radio Works extensive documentary, Beyond the Blackboard, explores Outward Bound's history and its connection to Expeditionary Learning. This companion article explores Outward Bound founder Kurt Hahn's influence on the development of Expeditionary Learning.

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    Chalkbeat: 1 of 5 Invited to Join Affinity Groups

    May 18, 2015

    As the City's public schools prepare for a system overhaul that will send most of them to local superintendents and city-run support centers when they need help, certain high schools can opt into citywide “affinity groups” that will allow them to keep getting support from outside organizations. NYC Outward Bound Schools is proud to announce that we are 1 of 5 organizations whose schools have been invited into the affinity group structure.

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