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Explore Latin America, with Homero Aridjis, Octavio Paz, and Emir Rodriguez Monegal. Explore Latin America developed an interdisciplinary curriculum for the study of Latin America in the fifth grade. It was presented at the "Conversations In The Disciplines Program" of The State University of New York and received a commendation from Mexico's Ambassador to the United States.

 

The High School Literary Magazine, with editors Jonathan Galassi (now President of Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and James Laughlin, the late founder of New Directions. This high school project examined the high school literary magazine within the broader context of literary magazines in America. The project received a New York State Education Department Award.

 

Greece, Greece, Greece, with Robert Fitzgerald, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric at Harvard University and translator of The Odyssey and The Iliad. The project developed an interdisciplinary curriculum for the study of Ancient Greece in the sixth grade. It was the subject of an article in The New York Times.

 

"Work In Progress", with Kenneth Burke. This sixth grade project focused upon the writing of Kenneth Burke.

 

 

"Hymn For Rogation Sunday," poem by William Carlos Williams, music by Thomas Canning, was performed by high school students as a culminating event for this project at the Modern Language Association as the program of The William Carlos Williams Society for their Centennial Dinner at the Harvard Club in New York.

 

American Studies an interdisciplinary program for high school English and Social Studies teachers that included an opportunity for the teachers to engage in primary research with original manuscripts.

 

 

Art Is The Self Speaking, with Robert Creeley and William Gratwick, included a photographic exhibition from The City of New York Parks and Recreation Department that was curated by Gerard Malanga. The world premiere of William Carlos Williams' play, Tituba's Children, performed by high school students, was the culmination of this project. The project was presented at The New York State Arts In Education Conference sponsored The New York State Education Department, the New York State Council of Educational Associations, The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Skidmore College.

 

Go In and Out The Windows, with the internationally recognized photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems. This high school project addressed identity, family history, and stereotypes through both literature and visual art.

If That Mockingbird Don't Sing: Children and Divorce, a NYSLC program for teachers.

 

"like we call it home," with Ruth Maleczech of the Mabou Mines. Dale Davis adapted the writing from high school students generated during a residency into a play that was performed for the high school's largest audience ever for a student performance. The play was subsequently performed by the original cast at an Arts In Education Conference and in high schools throughout New York State.

 

All In All The Wall, with Dr. Madeline Grumet, now Professor of Education and Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The project, situated in a rural high school, worked with faculty and students on identity as perceived by self and others.

Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes: Gender, Race and Reading and Writing, a NYSLC program for teachers.

 

What Did I Learn In School, Survival in Middle School, and Recording History: The Persian Gulf War were designed for middle school students to stimulate children's understanding of the issues that shape their lives and the world around them.

Children and The Persian Gulf War, a NYSLC program for teachers.

 

In The American Grain: What Does It Mean To Be A Child In America Today, a high school residency that included a photography exhibition by Michael Mulley.

AIDS 'N US, A peer directed high school AIDS education project.         

Narrative of The Life and Times, an urban middle school project on the relevance today of the writing of Frederick Douglass.                

Rap Music, Children, and Education, a NYSLC program for teachers that included the participation of two rappers.

 

Coming of Age, From Holden Caufield to Eddy Vedder. A video by a student participating in this project was selected for inclusion in PBS's Point of View / NewViews.

The High School Research Paper A New Approach: Books, Photography, and Video.  This project was one of four Media Education projects in the nation to be cited and presented at a Conference on Media Education, The Annenberg School for Communication, The University of Pennsylvania.

 

My Dear World I Write You A Few Lines, introduced pregnant and parenting urban students to the writing of Harriet A. Jacobs. The Project was a collaboration with The University of Rochester's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections where the students examined the original correspondence between Jacobs and abolitionist-feminist Amy Post, housed at The University. The correspondence is the basis for present scholarship about Jacobs.  

 

The Mourning Cards, introduced as a means of writing and publication to address the violence and death that have become part of the experience of many young people living in urban areas. The process and the cards were featured in Stepping In Time, Grief and Loss: Creating a Responsive School Culture, a video by the Rochester City School District shown at the annual meeting of school boards from across the country.

What We Watch, a primary research project for gifted middle school students.

Focus, Research, and Programs with Young People at Highest Risk for Educational Failure 

 

Incarcerated Education Program is formally inaugurated