Clad in orange T-shirts, wielding anti-gun-violence signs and yelling “We Matter” down sidewalks in Brooklyn, hundreds of seventh- and eighth-graders from Launch held their second annual school walkout in protest of gun violence in their community.
At Gaynor McCown, classes stopped for a week in April while students participated in a week-long intensive course in a field they are passionate about, such as learning the history of fashion, how NYPD trains new recruits and the food industry.
WHEELS seniors recently took part in a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project, in which they learned lessons on social issues and philanthropy, and then paid it forward by awarding $2,500 in grant money to a local community-based organization (CBO).
Leaders High School sent a teen team to delve into modern community organizing during their week-long field course “Intensive.” Read about what they learned in this thought-provoking article.
Channel View joined forces with Rachel Krieger, Founder and CEO of the Ladies of Business of Rockaway Beach, to host a Female Summit for girls in grades 6 through 12.
Edutopia education writer Laura McKenna writes about WHEELS and how our To & Through College program is supporting students who will be the first in their families to go to college.
Board Chair Gifford Miller shares a scalable model for innovation in public schools in this Daily News Op-Ed. “What is needed is a third-way approach… to tap into the vast yet still largely unrealized capacity of district schools to serve as incubators of innovation.”
CEO Richard Stopol addresses Leadership in Schools in this New York Times Letter to the Editor.
What started out as a project for AP Biology class at Gaynor McCown turned into the first student-led town hall about opioid addiction and its impact on the borough, attending by Staten Island’s Borough President and District Attorney.