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Consortium Schools in the Media



There are better ways to assess students than with high-stakes standardized tests. These schools are using them with success.

Valerie Strauss, Washington Post

Authentic pedagogy: examining intellectual challenges in social studies classrooms

John W. Saye, Jeremy Stoddard, David M. Gerwin, Andrea S. Libresco & Lamont E. Maddox (2018) Journal of Curriculum Studies, DOI: National study of 62 social studies classrooms found that participating Consortium classrooms exhibited the highest level of authentic intellectual work, "a necessity to maintain democratic societies."

Learning is Social and Emotional:  Why Science Says School is Boring

Shael Polakow-Suransky, president of the Bank Street College of Education; Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Southern California; and Doug Knecht, executive director of the Bank Street Education Center. The authors cite the Consortium for the “high levels of preparation and engagement students exhibit in these schools.” Ed Week (July 2018)

Bronx students grow produce in class with hydroponics systems

Feature on students at Bronx International High School and their hands-on science projects. Bronx.news12.com (June 2018)

How is Change Achieved When Protest Ends? A Unique Schools Sends Kids Citywide Seeking Answers

Michael McQuillan and Michael Kosciol, teachers at Brooklyn Leaders, describe their spring Intensive and students' active participation in community advocacy. (Harlem World magazine, May 2018)

Communities of Character

David Brooks, New York Times

Case Study: The NY Performance Standards Consortium

Gareth Robinson, Institute for Health Professions, and Ann Cook
Voices in Urban Education

Schools in This NYC Consortium Promote Discussions, Slash Testing and Black Students Are Thriving

D. Amari Jackson, Atlanta Black Star

Uprooted to Brooklyn, and Nourished by Cricket

Michael Powell, New York Times

Putting the Focus on Student Engagement

A description of the Consortium’s performance assessment system and values, American Educator

N.Y.C. High School Strives for 'Authentic' Assessment

Catherine Gewertz, Education Week

"Alternative High": Raising the Bar on Public Education

Eleanor J. Bader, TruthOut

How a Group of NYC High Schools Ditched Most Regents Exams — and Created Better College Students

Helen Zelon, The Village Voice