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Citizen's Committee for Children of New York

Corporate Sponsor Spotlight: #GivingTuesday

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#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the holiday season. It follows Black Friday, long a day for holiday retail promotions, and Cyber Monday, which encourages online shopping.

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Dear Friends:

Keeping the Promise: Xavier Reyes

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For the past two years, Xavier Reyes, 13, has traveled all the way from the Bronx to attend a Children’s Aid community school in Washington Heights. The reason is simple: your support has opened up a world of opportunity to him.

An eighth grader at our Mirabal Sisters campus, Xavier takes advantage of a variety of after-school programs that help reinforce what he learns each day. So far, he has participated in robotics club, taken a boat-building course and even attended a space camp halfway around the world, in Izmir, Turkey.

What's Informing Our Thinking

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The transition between the current standards and the new Common Core Standards–which must be in place by 2014—is proving enormously challenging for teachers, principals, administrators and others in charge of the implementation. The book that we recommend this month offers practical strategies to effectively implement English Language Arts standards.

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John O’Dowd, Northern Ireland Education Minister Visits a Children’s Aid Society Community School

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The National Center for Community Schools mourns the passing of John Gilligan on August 26, 2013, at age 92. He served as a U.S. Representative and the 62nd governor of Ohio, and was a champion of community schools until the end of his life. He is the father of Kathleen Sebelius, US  Secretary of Health and Human Services and the  former Governor of Kansas.  Mr.

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Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance                     
Edited by Prudence L. Carter and Kevin G. Welner, published by Oxford University Press, 2013

Curtis High School Health Center

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105 Hamilton Avenue, Room 116
Staten Island, NY 10301
Telephone: (718) 764-2410

The Health and Wellness Division helps children of every age achieve and sustain optimal physical and mental health. We do this by providing high-quality, comprehensive health care and wellness services, and a range of supports that reduce health disparities among underserved children and families.

The following services are available to students at the Curtis Student Health Center:

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NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, along with Youth and Community Development Commissioner (DYCD) Jeanne B. Mullgrav, visited CS 211 on July 11 to see the NYC Summer Quest. The visitors practiced with the marching band, observed a healthy cooking demonstration and paid a visit to the chicken coop on the school backyard

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