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    ABC7 Special Features Our Leaders School

    Highlights Powerful Conflict Mediation Program, March 22, 2014

    WABC features the powerful peer mediation program at our Leaders School in its annual Protect Our Children special. This is the second year in a row that one of our schools has been featured in this Emmy award-winning program.

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    Chancellor Farina Visits Our Principal Cohort

    March 13, 2014

    Chancellor Carmen Farina paid a visit to our Leadership Cohort, which regularly brings together the principals from across our school network for the sharing of best practices, collective troubleshooting of problems, planning, and leadership development. Our principals engaged in a lively Q&A with the new Chancellor.

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    Time Warner's It Ain't Rocket Science Features Metropolitan Students

    March 3, 2014

    Time Warner's new show It Ain't Rocket Science focuses on pioneering STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs happening in our nation's schools. Episode 18 features 7th graders from our Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School working with mechanical engineering students from the Cooper Union on a learning expedition about the role, history and power of engines in our lives.

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    TruthAtlas Profiles President Richard Stopol & Our Work

    February 17, 2014

    TruthAtlas.com profiles our President & CEO Richard Stopol, as well as our organization's history, impact and future plans of continuing to effect positive and lasting change on the lives of New York City's young people and their public schools.

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    Salon Highlights Our Teaching & Learning Approach

    February 16, 2014

    Salon goes deep into the value of experiential learning for students, and highlights our work in bringing our version of experiential learning (Expeditionary Learning) to New York City students through our network of public schools.

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    Mayor Selects Our Board Chair to Lead City Planning Commission

    February 7, 2014

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has named our board chair, Carl Weisbroad, to lead the City's Planning Commission. Weisbrod's public service includes spearheading efforts to transform Times Square in the 1990s and revitalizing Lower Manhattan after Sept. 11. As chairman of the City Planning Commission, Mr. Weisbrod will also serve as director of the City Planning Department, where he once served as executive director.

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    WHEELS Student Musicians Featured in Jennifer Lopez Video

    February 4, 2014

    Several student musicians from our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) were featured in Jennifer Lopez's new video, Same Girl, as part of their involvement in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra.

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    Chalkbeat Q&A with Obama-Recognized WHEELS Senior

    January 29, 2014

    Chalkbeat reporter Geoff Decker sits down with senior Estiven Rodriguez of our WHEELS school to discuss his trajectory from Dominican-born immigrant, to high-achieving student, to twice-highlighted Presidential talking point: first at the White House's College Access Summit and then during President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address.

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    Daily News: President Obama Recognizes WHEELS Senior

    January 29, 2014

    The New York Daily News visited the home of Lourdes and Jorge Rodriguez, the parents of Estiven Rodriguez of our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, for President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address, which recognized the younger Rodriguez for his great academic successes.

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    WNYC: State of the Union Recognizes WHEELS Senior

    January 29, 2014

    WNYC's SchoolBook reports on our connection to President Obama's State of the Union address, in which senior Estiven Rodriguez of our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School was recognized as an academic success story. The President also recognized our College March, which Estiven helped lead at his school, and which is an annual ritual at all of our network high schools.

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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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