New York Post: ‘Alternative’ school proves it’s possible to be different and successful
City education bigs are so impressed by the success of the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Forest Hills that they are encouraging staffers from other sites to visit it to learn their methods.
“We’re built on collaboration,’’ explained Pat Finley, who founded the school with fellow veteran teacher Damon McCord in 2010.
Finley and McCord are co-principals, which is uncommon in public schools.
The school, which includes grades six through 12, is part of the New York City Outward Bound network, which stresses experience-based outdoor learning.
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