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Brooklyn Collaborative wins Bronze Best High Schools “badge” from US News & World Report!
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Brooklyn Collaborative wins Bronze Best High Schools “badge” from US News & World Report!

US News & World Report just released their 2018 Best High Schools rankings this past week, and Brooklyn Collaborative is a winner!  It was among the elite schools that scored high enough to earn a Bronze Best High Schools “badge.”  The badge is posted on our website. New York City has 113 of the country’s best public high schools, according to the latest release.  In New York City, 20 high … Continue reading

5/7-11 – Highlights of the Week!
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5/7-11 – Highlights of the Week!

A very busy week at Brooklyn Collaborative!   5/7 – We enjoyed celebrating Staff Appreciation Week!  Students wrote thoughtful notes to teachers which were delivered to their mailboxes!   5/7 – Students in ELA 9 presented their Coming of Age roundtables, discussing universalities of coming of age regardless of time/place and their own interviews with adults … Continue reading

4/30-5/4 – Highlights of the Week!
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4/30-5/4 – Highlights of the Week!

A packed week at Brooklyn Collaborative!   4/30 – We hosted Regent Cashin and Regent Johnson who came to Brooklyn Collaborative to learn about our PBAT structure!  It was our honor to host such important VIPs.  See our enhanced link here: https://www.smore.com/dnb5g   4/30 – Our 9th graders shared their Algebra Roundtables about their investigative questions … Continue reading

5/1-4 – BCS crews participate in EL Better World Week!
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5/1-4 – BCS crews participate in EL Better World Week!

All our crews 6-12 participated in service projects this week. Crews engaged in service projects on 5/1, 5/2, or 5/4, including neighborhood/park/beach clean ups around the city, assisting the NYC Parks Department, playing games at the local senior citizen center, beautifying our school grounds, cleaning up our school building, raising money via a lemonade stand, … Continue reading

4/30 – BCS hosts important education VIPs!
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4/30 – BCS hosts important education VIPs!

Today, we welcomed special guests Regent Judith Johnson, Regent Kathleen Cashin, Mr. Bill Lewis (Co-Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard and philanthropist), Ms. Jemina Bernard (Executive Director, Young Women’s Leadership Network), and Ms. Ann Cook (New York Performance Standards Consortium). Our guests were eager to learn about our PBATs and how they are better alternatives … Continue reading

4/23-27 – Highlights of the Week!
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4/23-27 – Highlights of the Week!

Another busy week here at Brooklyn Collaborative!   4/23 – BCS students (current and alumni!) joined Red Hook Initiative staff and community residents as part of a rally to make Hamilton Avenue safer.  They were joined by Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca.  Students gathered with Parent Coordinator Tracey at the congested Hamilton … Continue reading

4/16-20 – Highlights of the Week!
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4/16-20 – Highlights of the Week!

Great full week at Brooklyn Collaborative!   Tuesday 4/17 – we had a small staff celebration to recognize the retirement of Chris J, our Master Programmer!   Thurs 4/19 – we hosted our Superintendent Kathy Rehfield-Pelles, her team, the staff of the NYC Outward Bound Schools, and all the network principals and Instructional Guides for … Continue reading

4/9-13 – Highlights of the Week!
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4/9-13 – Highlights of the Week!

A packed week at Brooklyn Collaborative!   4/9-11 – We hosted 27 students from Danish school Tornbjerg Gymnasium.  See our larger post here: https://www.smore.com/qdb57   4/10 – Our 7th grade students presented their literary analysis PBATs today in roundtables. The anchor text was the book Monster by Walter Dean Myers. Students explored theme, setting and authors craft … Continue reading

4/12 – ELA Expeditionary Thursday Fieldwork
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4/12 – ELA Expeditionary Thursday Fieldwork

Students participated in Expeditionary Thursday fieldwork today with their ELA classes!   ELA 9 Students visited various writing workspaces (Mid Manhattan Library Teen Zone, Hunter College, City Tech, Brooklyn College, Teachers College) to participate in scavenger hunts, to interview people on site, and to create brainstorms from their interviews and novels about coming-of-age experiences. They … Continue reading