Innovative PROSE Schools Announced

Innovative PROSE Schools Announced

Innovative PROSE Schools Announced

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Chancellor Farina and UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced this list yesterday – the 62 schools selected to the city’s new innovative schools program, PROSE (Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for Excellence). (click here)  

As part of the new UFT contract (more info here) the city decided that a number of schools could apply for exemption from contract stipulations and chancellor’s regulations in order to pursue innovative learning agendas. 

Under PROSE program, teachers and school leaders will collaborate to implement innovative plans and practices this upcoming school year to meet student and staff needs.

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The plans range in scope and method. Here are some ideas:

  1. Engaging community health by providing a wide range of social services
  2. Staggering the school day
  3. Purchasing school food from local and sustainable producers
  4. Changing student-to-teacher ratios to allow for small classes and large lectures
  5. Using teacher-portfolios (including peer visits, PD experiences, and formal observations) to rate teachers

farinaThe Chancellor made this statement: “Real change happens when educators are empowered to develop the best, tailored strategies to help their students succeed,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina.

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United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said, “Innovations like this will move education forward not just in New York, but around the country. Teachers, principals, parents, and the entire school community working together will truly advance education.”

UFT Protest plannedWatch the UFT video announcement here   

107 schools applied for the innovative schools program (PROSE). The DOE approved plans that the UFT members in those schools voted on. 62 are going forward. 

Complete List of Schools Selected (click to tweet)

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Brooklyn Democracy Academy

Brooklyn International High School

Brooklyn New School

Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies                              

East Brooklyn Community High School

Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders          

Gotham Professional Arts Academy

Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School

Lyons Community School

Mark Twain Intermediate                                                         

Olympus Academy High School 

P.S. 188 – The Michael E. Berdy School

The International HS at Prospect Heights                                                                       

The School of Integrated Learning

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Bronx Arena High School                                                        

Bronx Collaborative High School                                             

Bronx Community High School                                               

Bronx High School for Law and Community Service               

Bronx Lab School

Bronx Park Middle School                                                       

Bronx Writing Academy

  Community School for Social Justice 

Comprehensive Model School Project

East Bronx Academy for the Future                                         

English Language Learners and International Support Preparatory Academy             

Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School                                 

KAPPA International High School                                            

Pan American International High School at Monroe                 

The Bronx Compass High School                                             

The Highbridge Green School                                                  

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Academy for Software Engineering                                          

Beacon School

Castle Bridge School                                                                

Central Park East II                                                                   

City as School High School

Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH)                                    

East Side Community School

Essex Street Academy

Frank McCourt High School                                                   

Harvest Collegiate                                                                                          

Humanities Preparatory Academy                                            

Innovation Diploma Plus HS

Institute for Collaborative Education

Manhattan International High School                                       

NYC iSchool                                                                            

PS 353 The Neighborhood School

Satellite Academy High School

The Earth School                                                                                                        

The Ella Baker School

The Facing History School

The James Baldwin School                                                       

Urban Academy Laboratory High School                                 

Vanguard High School

West Side Collaborative Middle School                                             

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Academy for Careers in Television and Film                           

International High School                                                         

Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College         

North Queens Community High School

PS71 Forest Elementary                                                                     

The Flushing International High School                                    

The International High School for Health Sciences

Voyages Preparatory South Queens

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For an opposing viewpoint on how these PROSE Schools can reform and innovate, check out Chalkbeat’s post on how the ability to make real change has been taken off the table (click here).

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