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Launch Student Walkout Featured on News 12 >

Seventh and eighth graders from Launch walked out of their schools today and marched to Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn, where they gave speeches and performances.

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Kurt Hahn Art Teacher and Student Design and Create Prom Dress >

Kurt Hahn student Rofiat designed and created her own prom dress with the help of her art teacher Meno Mazid, which helped her keep saving for college next year.

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President & CEO Richard Stopol sounds off about the SAT’s “adversity score” in the New York Times >

Our President and CEO Richard Stopol sounded off about the SAT’s new “adversity score.” Read his Letter to the Editor in the New York Times.

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Gaynor McCown Student with Asperger’s on conquering pageants: ‘Anything is possible’ >

Gaynor McCown senior Alexandria isn’t letting her Asperger syndrome (AS) diagnosis get in the way of pursuing her dreams. Read the whole story in the Staten Island Advance.

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West End Secondary students push bill that would give a tax break to New York restaurants that recycle oyster shells >

Students from the West End Secondary in Albany on Monday, pushing a piece of legislation offering tax credits to restaurants that recycle oyster shells in the Hudson River.

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WHEELS Musicians Explore Immigration, Including Personal Stories, Through Music >

Rachel Katz, the host of radio show A Tempo interviews WHEELS students about the experience of writing the song and having it performed live at Carnegie Hall.

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MAELS Students develop app to monitor Staten Island deer population >

A team of students from MAELS won second place in a citywide hackathon competition for a proposed mobile app that focuses on reducing the booming deer population on Staten Island.

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From Science to Art, US Teachers Educate Students on Climate Change >

Beth Mowry, a teacher at Brooklyn Collaborative, recently talked about the importance of teaching climate change as part of her science curriculum.

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WHEELS Students’ portraits help ‘STEM’ the tide of overlooked female pioneers >

In honor of Women’s History Month, portraits of five women of color, some of which were created by WHEELS students who were pioneers in what today is known as “STEM” will be displayed around town on the city’s free Wi-Fi kiosks. 

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MELS students protest at Jamaica Bay >

This January, several MELS classes traveled to Jamaica Bay to protest the government shutdown and highlight the impact it has had on their education.

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