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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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    NYTimes: President Stopol Pens Letter to Editor

    April 18, 2015

    President Richard Stopol responds to David Brooks’ column, The Road to Inner Virtue, and advocates for schools to play a more prominent role in teaching character and cultivating qualities like compassion and empathy.

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    WNYC: Leaders Principal Invited to White House's Ed Summit

    January 21, 2015

    Principal O’Hara of our Leaders School was one of 15 principals from across the country invited by the White House to discuss federal education policy at its Principals at Ed Conference. O’Hara was the only principal to represent the state of New York. He leads our Leaders High School in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

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    BCS College Counselor Talks College Access in the Atlantic

    January 10, 2015

    College counselor and college access expert Josh Steckel of our Brooklyn Collaborative is featured in the Atlantic article "When High Achievers Have No Place to Go." The article explores the rising power of SAT scores in the college admissions process, particularly at CUNY, and how it is hurting high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds, who can't afford the elite test prep and private tutoring that give more affluent students an edge.

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    Advance Calls McCown March "Giant Step"

    December 12, 2014

    The Staten Island Advance returned to Gaynor McCown's College March, which hosted several VIPs including Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Ed Montesduoca of Capital One Bank, and NYC Outward Bound Schools board member Jonathan Miller, who is the husband of the late Gaynor McCown.

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    Arne Duncan Addresses Our Students Pre-March

    December 12, 2014

    US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent a video address to students from across our network, commending them for their participation in our annual College March.

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    CBS Reports From Hahn & Baldwin Marches

    December 12, 2014

    CBS New York visited our James Baldwin School and our Kurt Hahn School for the College March. One Hahn student called the March "a step into adulthood."

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