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    Staten Island Advance: Class of 2013 Contributes 4,280 Community Service Hours

    June 24, 2013

    The 77 students that comprise our Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School's Class of 2013 contributed 4,280 community service hours during their tenure at the school, says the Staten Island Advance.

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    GothamSchools Features Our 2013 Gala

    June 13, 2013

    The GothamSchools Rise and Shine newsletter shared a number of photos from our 2013 Gala, including students with our honoree Governor Andrew Cuomo and Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award Winner Jessica Kruse.

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    TimeOut NY Captures 3 Schools' Boat-Building Launch into Hudson Bay

    June 11, 2013

    On June 11, students from our Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, and Launch Expeditionary Learning Schools set sail in their handmade Opti sailboats, which they designed and built during the spring semester under the guidance of non-profit organization Brooklyn Boatworks.

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    PBS: Validus Teacher Mixes Science & Innovation

    June 5, 2013

    PBS Newshour visits science teacher Jamie Munkatchy of our Validus Preparatory Academy, who brings Expeditionary Learning to life daily in her classroom. Today's lesson: Transforming ethanol into biofuel using common, everyday items to compensate for state-of-the-art ones. Munkatchy explains it's not only a lesson in chemistry, but a way to connect their science education to real world problems.

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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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