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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"I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self- denial, and above all, compassion."
—Kurt Hahn, Founder, Outward Bound
“There should be an Expeditionary Learning School in every neighborhood in this country, as it is the only design, that I am aware of, where experience is at the center and the things which we experience are those we best remember.”
—Tom Vander Ark, former Executive Director, Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
“NYC Outward Bound is…defying the lie, defying the myth, defying the stereotypes about what children can and cannot do.”
—Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
"NYC Outward Bound is doing what everyone talks about doing: insuring that zip code does not determine one's destiny... They said,'We have a different way.' And their way was right. It was a more holistic,more comprehensive approach that addressed the entire [child], and they have had truly extraordinary success."
-Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Chancellor Farina Visits Our Principal Cohort March 13, 2014
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.
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.