Meg Riordan, NYC Outward Bound School Designer and our Regional Director of Instruction, has just been published in the summer issue of the Journal of Experiential Education. Her co-authored article, Wearing the Student Hat: Experiential Professional Development in Expeditionary Learning Schools, is available through the Association for Experiential Education. Riordan’s recent book, Going to Scale with New School Designs: Reinventing High School, was co-authored with Joseph P. McDonald and Emily Klein and is available through Teachers College Press.
In his May 7th Letter to the Editor of the New York Times, Principal Elijah Hawkes of our James Baldwin School responds to the Dave Eggers & Ninive Clements Calegari Op-Ed “The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries”, which ran May 1st, 2011.
The UFT profiles our Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies internship program, which is a graduation requirement at the school and which allows juniors to choose from among 50 businesses, government agencies, hospitals & nonprofit organizations.
18 Expeditionary Learning teachers have been awarded Fund for Teacher Fellowships, and five of them came from NYC Outward Bound EL schools – making us the highest regional EL recipient of fellowships. Congratulations to them all: Jessica Bruck (Validus Preparatory Academy); Seth Rader (the James Baldwin School); Jane Doherty, David Lenzner & Isabel Estrada-Jamison (Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School); Susan Shiney, Kimberly Scher, & Melissa Glantz (Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School).
Our Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies has just won the 2011 Imagination Award from the Lincoln Center Institute! The Institute is the educational cornerstone of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and is a global leader in education and the arts. BCS will be honored at Lincoln Center on March 8 alongside the Honorable Joel Klein. Congratulations to the entire school community.
We are a semi-finalist for the New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Awards!We are a semi-finalist for the New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Awards! The Awards honor outstanding management practices and leadership in the nonprofit communities of the NYC area. $40,000 will be awarded to three finalists on June 23. Congratulations to all ten nonprofits named today, and congratulations to our entire team!
EdReformer.com interview with Scott Hartl, CEO of Expeditionary Learning. Scott discusses the accomplishments, challenges and future goals of Expeditionary Learning.
Today, seniors from our Brooklyn School of Collaborative Studies went to DC and lobbied Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Representatives Grimm, Velasquez and Towns. Students presented their views on the Patriot Act, which is anticipated to be debated by Congress again this month. Shahid Buttar, head of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, also gave them a short lobbying primer in Senator Gillibrand’s office!
Congratulations to WHEELS student Franklin Ventura, who has been awarded New York Road Runners “Runner of the Year” award! This honor is given out to athletes who not only demonstrate athletic prowess, but who also serve as inspirations to other runners because of their dedication and improvement over the past year. Franklin will be honored at NYRR Club Night on March 3rd.