1/10 – Debut of our Dance Fitness Studio!
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1/10 – Debut of our Dance Fitness Studio!

In 2015, Brooklyn Collaborative and Brooklyn New School, in conjunction with NYC Councilmember Brad Lander, community members and youth activists created our Dance Fitness Studio with funds from Participatory Budgeting.  We recognize the power of civic participation, and we are grateful for a democratic process that brings greater resources to our students.  Because of the kindness … Continue reading

12/15 – BCS is 100% College Bound!
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12/15 – BCS is 100% College Bound!

On 12/15, the entire 610 Henry Community turned out to cheer on our seniors, lining the perimeter of our building, waving posters and pom-poms, congratulating our seniors for having applied to college! After marching along the school’s perimeter, seniors marched through Carroll Gardens (applauded by local residents and business owners) to the Red Hook Post … Continue reading

11/3 – Readers Theater Performance at Family Breakfast!
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11/3 – Readers Theater Performance at Family Breakfast!

On 11/3, at our monthly Family Breakfast, students from the Real Stories in Print and Media class performed two short pieces.  In the last month, our students have been devising their own plays in the style of newspaper theater, a technique created by Augusto Boal in his “Theater of the Oppressed.” Students researched newspaper articles, headlines, books and … Continue reading

10/18 – BCS staff participate in Mastery Collaborative Quarterly!
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10/18 – BCS staff participate in Mastery Collaborative Quarterly!

On 10/18, a team of teachers with Scill attended the Mastery Collaborative Quarterly to participate in professional development in support of improving mastery-based grading schoolwide.  Brooklyn Collaborative staff and students are featured in two of the latest Mastery Collaborative’s videos (“Why we do this work?” and “How can mastery learning be more culturally responsive?”)! 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