Shirley Edwards on EBC High School: Building an educational community in Bushwick

Shirley Edwards on EBC High School: Building an educational community in Bushwick

 
 
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Shirley Edwards on EBC High School: Building an educational community in Bushwick

We talk with Shirley Edwards about EBC High School for Public Service and the creation of an intentional educational community of students, teachers, parents, and East Brooklyn Congregations. Shirley Edwards was the founding principal. She came with a background as a teacher and a parent coordinator, and responded to parents’ desperation for a high school that would lead their children to success.

Shirley Edwards on EBC High School: Building an educational community in Bushwick

 
 
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Shirley also wrote an article for Ethical Schools! Click here to read “The school that Bushwick built: the story of EBC High School for Public Service”

Overview

00:00-04:56 Intros

04:57-07:07 Why and how EBC High School for Public Service was created; the role of East Brooklyn Congregations

07:08-10:38 EBC HS as an ethical community

10:39-22:09 Advisories, strategy teams, relationships with the community

22:10-25:09 Recruiting and retaining teachers; building staff-student relationships

25:10-27:51 Teacher retention

27:52-36:17 Parent engagement

36:18-40:52  Community engagement, role of the churches

40:53-42:47 Outro

Transcript

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