Bronx charter schools share plans for fall learning models

Some schools have opted to go fully remote until the end of 2020, while others like Brilla, which serves the south and west Bronx, will be doing a blended model.

Over the past weeks, staff made virtual home visits for Brilla’s 1,350 students to have more of an understanding of what the to expect from partly remote and in person learning.

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New York Public Charter School Receives $30,000 in Donations for Food Boxes

Published on: 05/07/2020

“If we don’t support [students’] emotional, social, and physical well-being, then we’re not giving them a fighting chance in a society that already tells them they’re less because of the zip code that they live in,” Senior Network Director of Operations, Reyes Claudio, said.

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Brilla Schools support families and Mott Haven community during COVID-19

Published on: 04/30/2020

The BronxTimes writes about Brilla’s efforts to support  families in the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Fondo de apoyo a familias (Family Support Fund)

Published on: 05/04/2020

El Diario writes about Brilla supporting families through a partnership local Mottley’s Kitchen. Article is in Spanish.

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30 Schools In 30 Days: Brilla College Prep Public Charter School

Published on: 07/08/2019

The 30 Schools in 30 Days project will highlight a different New York State charter school each day, featuring each school’s successes, and the challenges that come from being denied access to state facilities funding. Perhaps most important, each school leader has a message for state lawmakers in Albany: please find a solution to the facilities funding problem and allow ALL of the state’s charter schools access to building aid this year.

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Video: Teacher Prepares New York Kindergarten Students To Be Little Husker Fans

Published on: 07/08/2019

There’s a little bit of Nebraska in the Big Apple.

Omaha native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate Rachel Mann teaches kindergarten in the South Bronx, New York. In an email to the Omaha World-Herald, she wrote:

“At my school, Brilla College Prep, more than 90 percent of my scholars qualify for free or reduced lunch, so we emphasize the importance of college starting at the age of four. We do this by naming every classroom after a college.

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Teaching with Technology

Published on: 07/08/2019

Brilla College Prep Teacher, Calina Fernandez was featured in a great article published by The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning, with the Evergreen Education Group.  She shares some of Brilla story and approach to blended learning on page 17 of their report.

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Meet The Newest Charter-School Innovations

Published on: 12/15/2016

Brilla College Prep was once again featured in an article in the NY Post (12/15/16) titled Meet the newest charter-school innovations.

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How A Bronx Charter School Is Revolutionizing Education

Published on: 09/21/2014

Brilla College Prep was featured in an article in the NY Post (9/21/14) with the headline, How a Bronx Charter School is Revolutionizing Education.

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