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    New York Post-Featured Student Selected as 2013 Gala Emcee

    May 27, 2013

    Senior Luis Hernandez of our Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies will serve as this year's Master of Ceremonies at our Annual Gala, headlining an evening that will be entirely student-led and which will honor Governor Andrew Cuomo and Capital One Bank. Hernandez has earned a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to the University of Southern California, is a Posse Scholar, and is one of five inaugural recipients of the Bryan Cave LLP Edward I. Koch Scholarship.

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    Emmy Award-Winning Series Highlights Our Crew Program

    Reporter Diana Williams Explores How Crew Helps Students Succeed, April 6, 2013

    ABC-7's Protect Our Children series explores "crew," a student advisory and community-building structure that we use in all of our schools, through the lens of students' affected by Hurricane Sandy. The series features students and principals from two of our schools most affected by the storm: Channel View School for Research and Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders. The Protect Our Children series has aired annually for sixteen years and has garnered 4 Emmy's.

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    2012 Academic Results Outstanding Across School Network

    March 6, 2013

    This year, 70% of schools in our network received an A on their most recent NYC Department of Education Progress Reports, compared to 28% of schools citywide. Our graduation rates outpaced the City average by 11%, and 93% of our graduates were accepted to college - with a number of our schools achieving 100% college acceptance rates. Our schools’ college enrollment rates are equally encouraging, with the most recent Progress Reports showing that as a network we are outperforming 98% of the City’s schools.

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    Students Raise $2K for Sandy-Affected Peers

    January 9, 2013

    Our Gaynor McCown students found several creative ways to raise money for peers affected by Hurricane Sandy, including an agreement with Assistant Principal Dave Cugini that he would have his head shaved at a pep rally if they met their funding target - which they did.

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    ABC News 7 Visits Channel View's College March

    December 20, 2012

    ABC News 7's education reporter Art McFarland visited our Channel View School for Research, which was relocated after Hurricane Sandy, to see their college application march in action. Seniors marched to mail their college applications in on-deadline despite overcoming incredible adversity.

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    Harlem World Magazine at WHEELS' College March

    December 19, 2012

    Harlem World Magazine visits our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School's (WHEELS) 2nd Annual College Application march. WHEELS originated the college application march, which has spread to schools across our network.

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    Manhattan Times Covers College Application March

    December 19, 2012

    The Manhattan Times covered our college application march in their community news section, and visited the march at our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, which originated the first college march in 2011. This year, the march spread to high schools across our network and in all five boroughs.

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    NY1 Covers Channel View's & WHEELS' College Marches

    December 15, 2012

    NY1 covered our 5-Borough College Application march in two separate broadcasts. In this broadcasts, reporters pay a visit to our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School and our Hurricane Sandy-affected Channel View School for Research, where they speak with students, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, and our own President Richard Stopol about overcoming persevering through challenge en route to college and beyond.

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    Brooklyn Eagle Reports From Leaders' College March

    December 14, 2012

    The Brooklyn Eagle covers our Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders' College Application March, in which 100% of seniors applied to college on time despite the majority of students being dramatically affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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    Canarsie Courier Reports From Hahn's College March

    December 14, 2012

    The Canarsie Courier's inspiring coverage of our Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School's college application march, in which seniors mailed their college applications in on-deadline despite overcoming adversity en route to college and beyond.

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COLLEGE MARCH NEWS COVERAGE

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Press from President Obama's State of the Union!

President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address highlighted WHEELS senior Estiven Rodriguez's academic success story, as well as our College Application March. Read all the press here.

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