The Wall Street Journal profiles student Luis Hernandez from our Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, who faced incredible challenges due to Hurricane Sandy. He found support when he needed it most from his teachers.
The Wall Street Journal announces our First Annual 5-Borough College Application march, which happens December 14 at 12pm at every high school in our network. During the march, seniors will march their college applications to their local post office or mail truck in order to meet early application deadlines.
Our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School has received $65,000 in funding from its partner Capital One Bank and the Heart of American Foundation for its new College Access Room, which will house a new college counselor, computers, and a library devoted to financial literarcy and college preparation. In 2012, 100% of the school’s first graduating class gained college admission.
InsideSchools.org, the NYC-based public school review site, has released its top 28 picks for middle schools – and three of our schools made the list.
Author Paul Tough visited NYC Outward Bound Schools’ board members and principals to discuss the role of character in our schools. Tough is the author of the acclaimed book “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character.”
Two students from our Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies (BCS) have been named Posse Scholars, which awards recipients from under-served backgrounds full-tuition, four-year scholarships plus student support services. BCS student Luis Hernandez will be attending the University of Southern California and Tiye Williams-Kirtley will be attending Lawrence University. BCS has produced 9 Posse Scholars in the last three years, an exceptionally high number particularly for a school of its size.