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7th Grade Debate! 4/26
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7th Grade Debate! 4/26

Students in 7th grade ELA have been learning about debate technique as well as how to find the strongest evidence to support your arguments. Yesterday they put these skills to the test while participate in a day long debate about the death penalty in the United Stated. The were joined by family members, community activists … Continue reading

6th grade camping
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6th grade camping

Lat week our 6th graders embarked on there crew orientation camping trip! They spent three days and two night in upstate NY where they worked with Outward Bound instructors. They camped out, cooked their meals over the fire, went hiking, completed the high ropes course, participated in team building initiatives and had some time for … Continue reading

4/3-4 – BCS hosts students from Denmark!
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4/3-4 – BCS hosts students from Denmark!

We were happy to host almost two dozen foreign exchange students on April 3-4!  Over the past six years, BCS has built a very strong relationship with students and ​staff from Tornbjerg Gymnasium, a progressive high school in Odense, Denmark.  This collaboration began in 2012 as an exchange program between the music students, expanded to include students from Big … Continue reading

4/4 – LGBTQ History Comes Alive at BCS!
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4/4 – LGBTQ History Comes Alive at BCS!

Today we welcomed a very special guest speaker to Brooklyn Collaborative – Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt!  The visit was organized by US History teacher John Schmitt.  Mr. Lanigan-Schmidt is one of the veterans of the now-mythic Stonewall Uprising, which many people say helped start the modern LGBTQ movement.  At the time of the uprising, Mr. Lanigan-Schmidt was … Continue reading

3/28-30 – Upper Grades March Intensives!
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3/28-30 – Upper Grades March Intensives!

On Tues 3/28, Wed 3/29, and Thurs 3/30, all Upper Grades students participated in intensives throughout the city. Here are some highlights below!   Grade 9 engaged in a variety of intensives, including: Crew 9: John and June’s Intensive “Activists Make Change (AMC)”: In this intensive, students researched current modes of resistance and activism in … Continue reading

3/25 – 4/2: Please vote for our Participatory Budgeting Project!
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3/25 – 4/2: Please vote for our Participatory Budgeting Project!

Please vote for our project on Councilmember Brad Lander’s Participatory Budgeting Ballot!   Project: We would like to host a professional development series related to Race and Equity issues, open to all staff and families from District 15 schools.  We will organize four workshops led by Border Crossers to train educators and parents in strategies … Continue reading

3/25 – Voting begins!  Brooklyn Collaborative is on the participatory budgeting ballot for Councilmember Brad Lander!
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3/25 – Voting begins! Brooklyn Collaborative is on the participatory budgeting ballot for Councilmember Brad Lander!

Heads up!  We’re excited to announce that a project from Brooklyn Collaborative and Brooklyn New School is on the participatory budget ballot for Councilmember Brad Lander (http://bradlander.nyc/meet-your-ballot).  We seek funding to partner with Border Crossers (http://www.bordercrossers.org/) to offer workshops about race and equity for staff, families, and school leaders in District 15.  If you live … Continue reading

3/15 – Brooklyn Collaborative Juniors Sit First Row at Hamilton!
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3/15 – Brooklyn Collaborative Juniors Sit First Row at Hamilton!

Special shout out to juniors Ashley Avalos Proano and Angelina Salvador for having their work chosen to represent Brooklyn Collaborative at a special all-day Hamilton event, sponsored by the NYC Dept of Education and Gilder Lehrman Institute.  They got to perform their original piece on the actual Hamilton stage in front of a full house! … Continue reading

3/9 – Lower Grades ET Update
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3/9 – Lower Grades ET Update

6th grade: How Does Gentrification Affect a Neighborhood? In class, students have begun to study the topic of gentrification. They have begun researching the positives and negatives of gentrification in general and specifically in The Mission neighborhood in San Francisco On this ET, students had the opportunity to see the affects of gentrification in Brooklyn … Continue reading

3/3 – BCS Speech and Debate Team competes at the Westchester Classic Tournament!
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3/3 – BCS Speech and Debate Team competes at the Westchester Classic Tournament!

After an impressive opening to their debate season, the BCS Speech and Debate team was invited to compete in the Westchester Classic national invitational tournament. On March 3, debaters Mahogany (Grade 10), Jonah (8), Isaac (7), Leo (6) and Diego (6) travelled up to Lakeland High School to square off against some of the toughest teams … Continue reading