School Spotlight

Civic Field Trips

New York City is replete with many “civic field trip” opportunities that enable students to visit historic locations, learn from dynamic exhibits, and hear from impactful scholars and civic leaders. The New York Historical Society (NYHS) provides exhibits, lectures, and workshops ideal for students and educators studying civics, American, history and government. The Civic Spirit …

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TALIA TALKS: Ideas Worth Spreading

On Tuesday, November 26, Yeshiva High School for Girls / Central hosted its first ever “Talia Talks”. Three students and three faculty members were selected to share personal narratives about immigrating to this great nation. These speakers shared what America has represented to their families and to the national fabric in shaping their individual stories …

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SAR: Parents Need Civic Education Too

Employing an innovative and comprehensive approach to civic education, SAR High School has designed rigorous programs for students, teachers, alumni, and parents. This past fall, Rabbi Akiva Block taught a 4-part series called “The Jewish Ethic of Citizenship” as part of SAR’s Machon Siach (“thinking institution”) Adult Education program. Participants in the course studied American …

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La Salle Academy: Civic Spirit from Classroom to Cafeteria

La Salle Academy is an all-boys rigorous Catholic college-preparatory high school based in lower Manhattan. La Salle educates students of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds with a particular focus on underserved populations. 87% of La Salle students receive tuition assistance and students commute from all five boroughs and the outer New York Metropolitan area. 100% …

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