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Expeditionary Learning and its partner schools are often featured in the press for their project-based learning, service to community, and educational innovation.

The Greene School Named a 2014 Green Ribbon School

The Greene School in Greenwich, RI  has been named a 2014 Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The Greene School is one of 48 schools honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways.  Read more here.

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2014 Silverberg Leadership Award Call for Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for our first annual Silverberg Leadership Award, which recognizes excellence in school leadership. The 2014 award comes with a cash prize and will be presented at EL's National Conference in Boston in December. Nominations should be submitted by teachers and are due June 2nd.

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2014 Klingenstein Teacher Award Call for Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for our third annual Klingenstein Teacher Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching. The 2014 award comes with a cash prize and will be presented at EL's National Conference in Boston in December. Nominations should be submitted by teachers and are due June 2nd.

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2014 National Conference Update: Pre-Conference Day and Master Class RFPs

The Expeditionary Learning 2014 National Conference will be the biggest and best yet!  Compared to previous years, an expanded roster of pre-conference day learning opportunities will be offered on Saturday, December 6th before the start of the 2014 National Conference that will be held in Boston from Sunday to Tuesday, December 7th to 9th.

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Casco Bay High School Documentary Featured on NY1

NY1 featured Casco Bay High School juniors in a story on their documentary project that is part of a year-long exploration of of how we can resolve our dependence on fossil fuels.  The students are spending a week in Queens, NY to experience the results of this dependence first hand, as well as rebuilding homes of Hurricane Sandy victims and telling their stories through their documentary, which will premiere in their hometown of Portland, ME and New York in June.

Click on the photo above to watch the feature on NY1. 

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Expeditionary Learning Curriculum Recognized for Excellence

NEW YORK – April 7, 2014 – Expeditionary Learning’s Grades 3-8 English Language Arts curriculum, created in partnership with New York State, received the highest ratings from two sources – EquiP and the state of Connecticut – that have conducted rigorous review of materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards. 

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World of Inquiry Junior Recognized by The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Unique Fair-Smith, a junior at World of Inquiry #58 (WOI) has been awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment for the Rochester, NY region in the prestigious Princeton Prize for Race Relations. WOI is an Expeditionary Learning Mentor School, one of the top performing schools in our network.

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Harborside Academy Juniors Provide Food for All

A simple exchange of business cards in 2010 led to inception of the Food Justice for All expedition at Harborside Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin that now benefits the community and many schools in the city.

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Libby Woodfin Receives Brooks Thomas Award

Expeditionary Learning (EL), a leading K-12 education organization at the forefront of the movement to raise expectations and outcomes for students, is pleased to announce that its Director of Publications, Libby Woodfin, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Brooks Thomas Exemplary Service award.

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Presumpscot Elementary Named a Maine High Performance Reward School

Presumpscot Elementary in Portland, ME has been named a High Performance Reward School by Jim Reir, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Education. High Performance Reward schools have met all annual targets and are also performing within the highest 15 percent of Title I schools.  Since becoming an EL school in 2009, Presumpscot's poverty rate has increased by almost 20% and yet it outperformed district peers on the state test during the 2012-2013 school year.   Read more here.

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