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

3/3 – 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

3/7 – Brooklyn Collaborative Speaks Up for Air Conditioning in Schools!
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3/7 – Brooklyn Collaborative Speaks Up for Air Conditioning in Schools!

Shout out to BCS students Andrea, Ayam, Leo for attending/speaking at a rally at City Hall on 3/7 along with BCS SLT parent Tish!  The rally was organized by ten City Councilmembers to speak up for air conditioning in all schools! Check out the media coverage here: HEAT WAVE Roughly 25 percent of the city’s classrooms have … Continue reading

3/2 – Expeditionary Thursday Math Fieldwork throughout the city!
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3/2 – Expeditionary Thursday Math Fieldwork throughout the city!

All our upper grades math classes engaged in fieldwork throughout the city, interacting with professionals who use data in real world contexts and discussing important topics connected with mathematics including the dynamics of design and persistence in a field with few minorities and women.   ALGEBRA In Algebra, students conducted fieldwork around two essential questions: … Continue reading