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New York – Day 6 – Friday

Date: October 25, 2014 Author: Admin Categories: New York 2014, News

Today we went to visit an Elementary School in Brooklyn – across the river from New York City. This was our final school.   The school catered for 800 students from 4 years – 10 years old. It is a dual language school where children are taught in English and Spanish. The school shares space…

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New York – Day 5 – Thursday

Date: October 24, 2014 Author: Admin Categories: New York 2014, News

Today we visited The Urban Assembly Institute for New Technologies in Harlem. This is a very small Middle School that caters for around only 90 students from Year 6 – Year 8.   In New York it is quite common for more than one school to share the same building, which seems very strange to us, but…

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New York – Day 4 – Wednesday

Date: October 23, 2014 Author: Admin Categories: New York 2014, News

Today we had the opportunity to visit the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Arts and the Performing Arts. This is a school for those students whose aim it is to progress into professional careers in the arts. This is ‘The Fame School’ from the TV show of that name. Stars such as Jennifer…

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New York – Day 3 – Tuesday

Date: October 23, 2014 Author: Admin Categories: New York 2014, News

Today we visited a school for students with severe and profound learning difficulties due to academic,physical and emotional disabilities. The school was in The Bronx and was very large , catering to meet the needs of over 660 disabled students, giving them the chance to do their very best, raise self-esteem and prepare them to lead…

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New York – Day 2 – Monday

Date: October 21, 2014 Author: Admin Categories: New York 2014, News

Today we visited our first schools. We have been allocated a mixture of Primary, Secondary and Special Educational Needs schools – quite a wide variety, across the length and breadth of New York. The schools we visited today were in the districts of Harlem and Queens. The schools in Queens were Technical High Schools, where…

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New York – Day 1 – Sunday

Date: October 21, 2014 Author: Admin Categories: New York 2014, News

Mrs Davies travelled to New York with staff from schools throughout Leicestershire and Leicester City, all of whom are members of Affinity Teaching School Alliance. Unfortunately Miss Newman has been unable to join the visit. This is a study visit organised through the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). Those taking part aim to gain knowledge…

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