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  • Mar 21, 2018

    Heroes of Black History

    We asked scholars like Ma’Leiah to tell us about some of their Black heroes from the past and present. Check out their stories! “I really like Mae Jemison because she is a woman of STEM, and she was the first Black woman in space. That showed that we can do anything because going to space is […]

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  • Mar 19, 2018

    Standing up against gun violence everywhere

    Mahogany is a sophomore at AF Amistad High in New Haven. Every morning, when I get up and iron my clothes, I watch the news. I was shocked by Parkland. I too, am a high school student. None of us are safe. I knew I had to do something. That’s why I helped lead more […]

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  • Feb 28, 2018

    My Black Teachers And I

    Shaliyah is an 8th grader at AF Bridgeport Academy Middle. When I was growing up in New York, I saw only two black teachers the whole time. I remember both of their names. They stood out because they were the ones that I could look at and see myself. That helped a little in a […]

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  • Feb 14, 2018

    When Potential Meets Opportunity

    Step into a day in the life of three Achievement First students, and see what happens when potential meets opportunity. We’d love to have you join us in our Achievement First Schools! Enroll Your Child Apply Today Music: Obrecht by Analogue Dear. Full track: http://spoti.fi/2o4b3u2 Label: bitbird Artist Info: iamanaloguedear.com/ soundcloud.com/analogue-dear facebook.com/AnalogueDear/ youtube.com/AnalogueDear instagram.com/analoguedear/

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  • Jan 18, 2018

    Ashly’s Journey: An English Language Learner’s Story

    When Ashly first arrived at Achievement First Bushwick Elementary in kindergarten, she didn’t speak much English and had not yet learned to read. An English Language Learner whose family emigrated from Mexico, Ashly began meeting four times a week with an ESL teacher who spoke with her in Spanish and helped her learn how to […]

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  • Nov 03, 2017

    Greenfield Expeditions: From Mini Med School to Mars

    It’s an exciting time at Elm City College Prep, where we’re just wrapping up the first round of Expeditions for the year. Expeditions are one of our favorite parts of the Greenfield model. Over the past two weeks, scholars have gone on 27 field lessons, learning from over 15 different professionals, working in teams of […]

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  • Oct 04, 2017

    “Thank You for Pushing Me”: A Scholar’s Story

    On this year’s state test, Zada made the most progress of any Achievement First Connecticut student, growing at least 2 proficiency levels in both ELA and math. We sat down with Zada, now a fifth-grader at AF Hartford Academy Middle, and her mother Symanther, to learn more about her and her success. What did you […]

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  • Sep 28, 2017

    What it Means to be Puerto Rican: A Scholar & Parent Reflection

    Joey is a seventh-grader at AF Summit Middle School. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with him and his mom, Sunshine Ortiz, to talk about the importance of culture. Why is Hispanic Heritage Month meaningful to you? Sunshine: We came from Puerto Rico, and not many people know the struggles that my family went […]

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