NEWS: Expanded Learning

21st Century meets schools’ unique needs through an Extended Learning Time model that includes standards-aligned studio residencies, professional development for teachers, and parent engagement activities.

MS53 Radio Show!

The 701 & 702 sections of Mr. Carl McClendon’s ELA classes at MS53 in Queens are currently reading  Lyddie, a novel by Katherine Paterson. This work introduces students to the harsh reality of child labor in America during the 1830s. […]

PUSH Winter Showcase @ MDPHS

Parents United for Successful High Schools (PUSH) mounts a ground-level response to the needs of children and families in crisis. Research from the Harvard Family Research Project showed us ways to engage low-income families by understanding and directly responding to their needs, interests, and economic realities. PUSH taps into the energy of parental love and promotes a widerange of benefits for our children, including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior,and increased likelihood […]

The Renaissance Society @Kurt Hahn ELS

Bravery versus bravado. This is just one of the pillars of the Renaissance Society, an innovative club hosted at P.U.S.H. school Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School. Led by TAs Jidenna Mobisson, Kasiem Walters and William Herasme, the program uses the […]

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

Our most asked for professional development, by far, is How To Talk So Kids Will Listen (our CEO joked “can I get that workshop too?”). For both parents and teachers, communicating with students can feel like navigating a minefield – […]

Addressing the Common Core Shifts

This summer, UAP program staff members Juan Manzo and Keith Kaminski attended the “Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core” conference in Albany to present a workshop on how the arts can support Common Core Standards. We have adjusted our lesson […]

Photo of the Week – April 26, 2012, Part 2

Guest artists Grant Thomas and Leslie Espinosa lead PS 40Q students and Viacom volunteers in a warm-up.    Friday, April 20th brought the 2012 celebration of Viacommunity Day and over 40 Viacom volunteers to elementary school PS 40Q in Hollis, […]

Parent Workshops at IS 528 and MS 258 Community Action

We recently conducted Parent Workshops at two of our partner schools in Manhattan, IS 528 in Washington Heights and MS 258 Community Action School on the Upper West Side.  These hands-on arts workshops give our students’ families the opportunity to […]