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Achievement First

College: Signing Day 2017

Tour of AF schools

By Doug McCurry, co-CEO

American Federation for Children

Conversation between Rick Hess/AEI and John Schilling AFC

February 9, 2018

Press Release: Wisconsin Introduces First-of-its-Kind Gifted and Talented Education Savings Account

December 15, 2017


Education Savings Account: Jeb Bush on the Future of Education Choice

January 26, 2018

Success Academy Charter Schools

Forbes: Success Academy Sends Its First Graduating Class to College

By Chris Teare, June, 6, 2018

The 74: 82% of Success Academy Special – Needs Students Are Proficient in Math, 60% in English. A Look at What the Network Does — and How

By Charles Sahm, May 30, 2018

EducationNext: Charters and the Common Good

By Sarah Cordes (and podcast with editor Martin West) , Spring 2018, Vol 18, No 2

The Atlantic: The Charter-School Crusader

By Elizabeth Green, January/February 2018 Issue

The 74: Success Academy Students Outscore Every District in New York State on Annual English and Math Exams

by Kate Stringer, August 23, 2017

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

EdExcellence: Three ways charters reform and improve our schools

By Chester E. Finn, Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright, May 26, 2017

Uncommon Schools

An Uncommon Celebration: The World is Going to Need Me

Uncommon Impact


Harambee Center: Library and Computer Center


Thanks USA

ThanksUSA: Interview with Taylor Curry, Kovner Scholarship recipient and Kevin Schmeigel, President

By Dana Arschin, May 29, 2017

How ThanksUSA is helping military families one scholarship at a time

May 20, 2017

An Opportunity Society

Centurion and The Innocence Project

New York Times: Life After Wrongful Conviction

By Karen Brown, May 20, 2016

Institute for Justice

Chicago Tribune: Curbside cupcakes for the court?

By The Editorial Board, June 7, 2018

Press Release: Puerto Rican Families will Fight for Scholarship Program at Commonwealths Supreme Court

July, 2018

Press Release: Victory for School Choice in Florida

December 13, 2017

Wall Street Journal: Licenses to Kill Opportunity

By The Editorial Board, November 5, 2017

International Rescue Committee

Press Release: Sesame Workshop & International Rescue Committee Awarded $100 Million for Early Childhood Education of Syrian Refugees

December 20, 2017

New Data from The International Rescue Committee Reveals Refugees in U.S. Outperforming National Averages on Auto Loan Repayments

October 26, 2017

New York Times: Refugee Youth Build Community in an Embracing Space

By John Otis, September 9, 2017


Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall: Ensemble Connect – Carnegie Hall musicians lend a hand teaching New York City public school students to play

BY Adam Rivera, July 12, 2018

Carnegie Hall: National Youth Orchestra USA 2018

Carnegie Hall: Ensemble Connect – 10th year anniversary

June 2017

Take-On-Me – a ha – Brooklyn Duo and Ensemble Connect

February 5, 2017


A Day in the Life of Angie Zhang, Pianist

February 15, 2018

Juilliard Campus Tour

Juilliard Music Division

New York Times: Review: Juilliard’s Fast Take on French Baroque

By James R. Oestreich, November 10, 2016

Israeli Chamber Project

Surviving the First Decade

By Assaff Weisman, May 4, 2017



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The Innocence Project | Photo Credit: William Woody

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Carnegie Hall: Ensemble Connect | Photo Credit: Jennifer Taylor

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