ESI Updates

  • ESI Update – Week of December 16th

        ESI Update Week of December 16   Principals and ESI Team Members, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the ESI team! While the calendar year has come to a close, the academic year is still going strong. Thanks to all principals and school staff members for your incredible work from January to December. From workplans and budgets, to summer bridge programs and this fall’s Liaison Meetings, your passion and dedication are a driving force for the success of our students and the initiative. Many thanks for all you do! Please note that the ESI Update will not be published while schools are closed for Winter Recess. Read More >

  • ESI Update – Week of December 9th

        ESI Update Week of December 9   Principals and ESI Team Members, Last week the world lost a man who has been likened to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. After 27 years of imprisonment, Nelson Mandela was released from prison and continued his struggle to end the immoral and inhumane system of apartheid in South Africa.  While there was much excitement when he was released and then when he became the first black president of South Africa, Mr. Mandela recognized the difficult and hard work that was necessary to turn the country around. It is Read More >

  • ESI Update – Week of December 2nd

    ESI Update Week of December 2   Principals and ESI Team Members, This has been an exciting week for NYC public schools as well as ESI schools. Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Walcott visited one of our ESI Schools, Bedford Academy, to highlight the record number of students taking the SAT and AP exams, as well as the improved test scores. Since 2002, the number of city students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams has more than doubled and number of high school seniors taking the SAT has increased by 53%. (See ESI in the News below.)  Later that day, over 300 young Read More >

  • ESI Update – Week of November 25th

        ESI Update Week of November 25   Dear Principals and ESI Team Members, The ESI Team would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. Many thanks for all the work you do on behalf of our students! In this issue you will find the following features: News and Updates: Martin and Music! School Spotlight: Bronx Leadership Academy II Operations Corner: Budget Update Shout Outs: East Bronx Academy! News and Updates Martin and Music Martin & Music is a ground-breaking stage production–spoken word and speeches interwoven with music and storytelling. Gerald Rivers, the voice of Read More >

  • ESI Update – Week of November 18th

        ESI Update Week of November 18   Principals and ESI Team Members, Academic Progress Reports for schools were released last week. For many of our ESI schools, the reports reflect the high standards our schools have with regard to ensuring educational opportunity for their Black and Latino young male students that is on par with their counterparts in the New York City Public School System. As you continue to reflect on this data, we urge all of our schools to consider the College and Career Readiness Indicator section and to use this measure as you continue to plan for Read More >

  • ESI Update – Week of November 11th

        ESI Update Week of November 11   Principals and ESI Team Members:  Yesterday, the Research Alliance released a new ESI report. Preparing Black and Latino Young Men for College and Careers: A Description of the Schools and Strategies in NYC’s Expanded Success Initiative describes the key components of ESI, the 40 schools that were selected to receive funding, the supports that were available in these schools prior to ESI, and the strategies that they planned to implement in the initiative’s first year. The report examines the extent to which the schools’ plans align with ESI’s design and goals, Read More >

  • ESI Update – Week of September 23rd

        ESI Update Week of September 23   Hello Principals and ESI Team Members! Fall is just getting started but there’s already so much under way across ESI! In this issue you will find: News and Updates: Succeeding in the City Report Release Opportunities: FREE College Counseling for High School Seniors! School Spotlight featuring the High School Law and Public Service Resources: Articles and web resources Shout Outs: Queens Vocational and Technical High School News and Updates *This feature is intended to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in ESI.  Reminders: Succeeding in the City Report Release Where: The Read More >

  • ESI Update – Week of September 16

        ESI Weekly Update September 16   Principals and ESI Team Members, welcome to the new look of the ESI Weekly Update! In this issue you will find the following features: News and Updates Opportunities School Spotlight Operations Corner Shout Outs News and Updates *This feature is intended to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in ESI.  Succeeding in the City Report Release We ask that you join us on Monday, September 30th for the release of “Succeeding in the City: A Report from the New York City Black and Latino Male High School Achievement Study”. This is the Read More >