Posts Tagged ‘Blackboard Awards’

Creating an Orchestra from Scratch

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When Barry Stern started teaching music at Louis D. Brandeis High School—a school of more than 2,500 students—the majority had never touched an instrument. Today, Brandeis boasts not one, but three different orchestras. The school is home to well over 200 string players, and scores of others practice the flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone and percussion
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Gifted Teacher Leads Precocious Group

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During the 24 years that Connie Williams Coulianos has spent at Hollingworth Preschool, she has passed her love of learning like a torch to hundreds of students. That includes both the 3- to 5-year-olds enrolled in the small program and the adults teaching here during their Columbia Teachers College graduate work
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HIGH SCHOOL BLACKBOARD AWARDS 2008

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High schools are responsible for putting the finishing touches on students before they head off to college, the workforce or other life-broadening endeavors. Good schools know how to push teens to their limits, while keeping their feet planted firmly on the ground and giving them the support they need to develop into young adults. The [&hellip
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Ph.Ds AND COLLEGE PREP

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Outstanding Public High School The nomenclature of Hunter College High School is no mistake. In many respects, the school more closely resembles college than a high school. Hunter employs Ph.D. faculty, offers electives in astrophysics and has an open campus, allowing students in grades 7-12 to leave the building during their free periods. “Teaching them [&hellip
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EMBRACING INNOVATION AND DEBATE

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Outstanding Private High School Tucked behind trees not far from bustling Borough Hall Park are the stately Gothic revival windows of The Packer Collegiate Institute. In front of the school, three bikes of varying sizes are chained to the shiny black iron fence. A single stroller is parked. A large maroon and white “Packer” flag [&hellip
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FOSTERING THE IDEA OF PLURALISM

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Outstanding Religious High School Abraham Joshua Heschel High School strives to cut through divisions like a ship at sea, the building’s salmon-colored façade and stainless steel trim winking in the sun. “The thing we’re most proud of,” said Carol Weintraub, director of institutional advancement, “is that we foster the idea of pluralism. We take students [&hellip
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