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High School for Green Careers Graduates Class of 2016!

High School for Green Careers Graduates Class of 2016!

by cynthia mcccallister

2013-2015. Read how we implemented Learning Cultures as a comprehensive school turnaround strategy at Urban Assembly High School for Green Careers, in 2013 NYC's 4th lowest performing high school with a 39% graduation rate. By 2016 it was among one of NYC's 7% top performing schools with over 60% of students graduating.

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P.S. 443: The Family School, South Bronx

P.S. 443: The Family School, South Bronx

by cynthia mcccallister

2011-2013. I had the pleasure to work with the children who attend The Family School in the South Bronx, who are from Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America, among other places. They loved opportunities to share stories and read together in Unison. And dramatic gains in achievement reflected their engagement.

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High School for Language and Innovation Graduates Its First Class: The First Group of Students to Have Learning Cultures for Four Years

High School for Language and Innovation Graduates Its First Class: The First Group of Students to Have Learning Cultures for Four Years

by cynthia mcccallister

2011-2015. Beginning from it's first year, starting with a small class of 9th graders, I helped the staff build the school around the Learning Cultures model, where it was used to structure academic programs and curriculum in all subjects. In 2013 the school graduated it's first class. 

 

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School Reform and Parent Involvement at the Haywood Burns School, P.S. 176 in Northern Manhattan

School Reform and Parent Involvement at the Haywood Burns School, P.S. 176 in Northern Manhattan

by cynthia mcccallister

Circa 1996. I moved to NYC as a young mother with school-age kids, enthusiastic to be part of a new, progressive, public school effort and hopeful that they would receive a good education. My hopes were dashed. And the first chapter of my book as a school reformer in New York City began.

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Kindergarten Teaching: My Beginning

Kindergarten Teaching: My Beginning

by cynthia mcccallister

Circa 1989. Learning Cultures was born on the first day I started my job as a kindergarten teacher. As a new teacher, and an ethnographer of emergent writers, I studied my students as they played with texts and shared their writing with one another in the early days of Writing Share.

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