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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.

Polaris Charter Academy on the National Stage September 11th

Polaris Charter Academy, an EL Mentor School and Credentialed School, will be in the national spotlight on Friday, September 11th!  

Polaris will be featured in a one-hour telecast across all four networks - ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX - that begins at 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT to kickoff the launch of Think It Up, the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) new education initiative. Join us as we celebrate and support the Polaris Crew!

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Conway Elementary School Featured in Piece on Summer Expedition

Escondido, CA's Conway Elementary School's summer lab learning expedition culminated today with a local market. Throughout the summer, students interviewed vendors and conducted field work, and to prepare for the big event, they even created original advertising materials for the market.

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Public School Review on EL as Future of Public Schools

In this piece, Public School Review focuses on Expeditionary Learning as the potential "future of public schools" and how the model benefits students and teachers.

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Batavia Middle School Joins the Teacher Potential Project

Earlier this week, it was announced that Batavia Middle School of Buffalo, NY's Batavia City School District is participating in Expeditionary Learning's Teacher Potential Project. 

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No Longer the Strange Girl - A Springfield Renaissance School Graduate Shares Her Story

Springfield Renaissance School 2015 graduate Ashley N. Morales-Garcia shares her story of challenge, perseverance, and personal success on Education Week's Learning Deeply blog.

Read about Ashley's journey from being new to a school, a country, and a language to speaking at her high school graduation and blazing a trail to academic achievement, peer leadership, and college acceptance.

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EL Receives Highest Social and Emotional Learning Competency Rating

Earlier this month, EL received important recognition of the social and emotional learning competencies in its secondary school model. EL was one of only nine organizations out of 380 that received the highest “SELect” rating by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) in the "2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Middle and High School Edition." See the report on EL here. 

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2015 National Conference Keynote: Dr. Camille A. Farrington

Academic mindsets – the attitudes or beliefs students have in relation to academic work – is a critical component of the Deeper Learning framework that is aimed at providing U.S. students the competencies, skills and knowledge they will need to meet the quickly evolving demands of life, work, and global citizenship in the 21st century. 

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Congratulations to Sharon Newman, Expeditionary Learning's Brooks Thomas Exemplary Service Award Recipient

"No one embodies the spirit of Crew more than Sharon. When we’re in the rapids, Sharon’s paddle is always in the water—and she’s smiling, digging deep, joyfully caught up in the ride, confirming directions loud enough for the rest of us to hear."

The Expeditionary Learning family would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Sharon Newman, EL's Director of Field Staff Development and recent recipient of the Brooks Thomas Exemplary Service Award. 

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Springfield Renaissance Students and Principal Celebrated at This Year's Graduation Ceremony

EL Mentor School The Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield, MA had a lot to celebrate at their 2015 graduation ceremony. In addition to the glowing graduates that crossed the stage at Symphony Hall, Principal Steven Mahoney was also honored. 

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Alexis Margolin to Participate in REALITY Pro Program


Alexis Margolin, Expeditionary Learning's Digital Communications Manager, this month will participate in a unique leadership program designed for professionals in the education reform movement. REALITY Pro provides a week-long journey in June across Israel to help build participants’ understanding of their own unique leadership, reflect on the role of their identity in their work, recharge their conviction about justice and opportunity, and consider how they will contribute to the movement to address educational inequity in the US – and beyond.

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