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  • Sep 28, 2016

    Becoming a Social Justice Activist: A High School Scholar’s Story

    We’re committed to helping our students find their passions and develop their voices as leaders in our communities. Their voices are so important, especially as we are frequently confronted with injustice in our society. Isis is a member of the AF Amistad High Class of 2017. She cares deeply about social justice, and her activism […]

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  • Sep 08, 2016

    A Day On Broadway

    This summer, two of our high school students from Brooklyn had the chance to spend a day with the team at Finding Neverland. They got a behind the scenes look at how it’s produced, toured back stage and capped off the day by watching a performance. Here, they reflect on their experiences during their day […]

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  • Jul 27, 2016

    A Student’s Story: Get Out the Vote

    Earlier this year in my history class, we learned about voter disenfranchisement. Dating back to Reconstruction, it took the form of poll taxes and literacy tests, and later it became the threat of violence from the KKK. These factors and more prevented black people from carrying out their right to vote, and sadly, even today, […]

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  • Jun 17, 2016

    Checkmate: How a Game of Chess Led to an Unexpected Friendship

      Last week was the final round of Expeditions for the fifth and sixth graders at the Greenfield campus of Elm City College Prep Middle School. Students participated in week-long programs in subjects as wide-ranging as Dramatic Writing, Robotics, Watershed Ecology and Shakespeare, all taught by external partners and supported by our teachers. Kevin Langstaff is the […]

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  • Jun 02, 2016

    What’s the Best Part of My Week? Helping Students Build Robots

    Emile Session lives in Brooklyn and works for Achievement First’s operations team. He has worked as a math teacher, education researcher, and classroom observer, and is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia University. Students, like adults, value work that’s challenging and that lets them express their creativity. This is clearest to me when I’m […]

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  • May 11, 2016

    No Room for Debate: Our Kids Belong

    K.M. DiColandrea teaches Latin and leads the Speech & Debate program at AF Brooklyn High.  It was late Saturday evening, and the kids had been competing since 8 a.m. We had finally paused for a dinner break at the Student Center of Hofstra University, host to the 2016 New York State Speech & Debate Championship […]

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  • May 06, 2016

    “Say it: I exist!”

    We can’t speak for Connecticut or Rhode Island, but here in New York, it’s been a long, cold, gloomy week. Spring Break is behind us, and summer feels even further away. Luckily, Melinda Morel’s class at AF Endeavor Elementary, along with HuffPost Black Voices, has the remedy for your Transition Weather Blues.  And if this doesn’t […]

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