Fulfilling Promises: Winter 2011


Fulfilling Promises
Vol. 17 | No. 1  | Winter 2011


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In this Issue 

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Consortium Matters

Cecilia Cunningham | DirectorIn June 2010, the New York City Department of Education in collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY) issued a report to every NYC high school on the retention rate for the 2007 graduates who had enrolled in CUNY and were still there after 4 semesters.  Preliminary data suggest that MCNC Early Colleges and their College partners have institutionalized practices worth replicating by colleges seeking to retain and graduate an under-served population.

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Student Support and College Readiness
Lead to Harbor’s Success

…College Readiness is infused in every subject area.  The social studies department challenges students to become critical thinkers and effective communicators by requiring them to read and analyze complex texts…The math department uses research-based educational tools for course analysis and performance assessment…

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Become a College Ready School
18th Annual Summer Professional Development Institute 2011
July 7 – 10, 2011
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
New Jersey, NJ

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Electronic Professional Development at Charles School
Writing well is one of the most important skills to master for college success.

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Michigan Nurtures Early Middle Colleges
When Middle Colleges first began in Michigan in 1990, few would thought that 21 years later there would be 20 schools embodying those same principles.

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“I’ve Never Had To Do This Before”
So spoke a 12th grader when asked to apply his math knowledge to a real life example.  What’s going on here?

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Two Middle College National Consortium Schools Win Major Education Awards

Harbor Preparation Teacher Academy and Hollis F. Price Early College High School, twoMiddle College National Consortium Early College dual enrollment schools, are proud to havereceived the prestigious 2010 National Title 1 School Awards from the U.S. Department ofEducation. Harbor Prep and Hollis Price not only outperformed other Title 1 schools but alsodid significantly better on standardized tests and college going rates than non Title 1 schools. Read more