EMPLOYER PROFILE
 
Explore Schools
20 Jay Street   Suite 211  
Brooklyn, New York  11201  
   
Charter School
2000 students
 

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Employer Website: http://exploreschools.org/
 
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Employer Description
 
<h4 style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 0px 10px; outline: 0px; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; font-size: 20px; text-size-adjust: 100%; color: #0; font-weight: 500; line-height: 1.4em; font-family: ABeeZee, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida, sans-serif; overflow-wrap: normal;">Explore Schools is a network of eight public charter schools in central Brooklyn. We aim to teach students in underserved communities the vital skills they need for high school and college – and to love learning right now.</h4><h4 style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 0px 10px; outline: 0px; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; font-size: 20px; text-size-adjust: 100%; color: #0; font-weight: 500; line-height: 1.4em; font-family: ABeeZee, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida, sans-serif; overflow-wrap: normal;">We currently serve more than 2,000 students in grades K-8. In admissions, we give preference to students who live in our school’s home districts, to guarantee our families a great public school in their neighborhood.</h4><h4 style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 0px 10px; outline: 0px; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; font-size: 20px; text-size-adjust: 100%; color: #0; font-weight: 500; line-height: 1.4em; font-family: ABeeZee, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida, sans-serif; overflow-wrap: normal;">Our academic program is both rigorous and inclusive. We proudly serve all students, including students with special needs and English Language Learners.</h4>
 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 
<p style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 0px 1em; outline: 0px; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; font-size: 14px; text-size-adjust: 100%; overflow-wrap: normal; color: #0; font-family: ABeeZee, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; background: 0px 0px; font-size: large; text-size-adjust: 100%;">As an organization, we acknowledge the detrimental impact of racism and systems of oppression. We envision a pathway to equity that features excellent curriculum and instruction in response to the opportunity gap—providing our scholars with access and opportunities to succeed. We commit to reflect individually on the roles we play within systems of oppression; and we channel our individual talents and cultural sensitivity to help our scholars and local community thrive.

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<ul type="disc" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 0px 1em 1em; outline: 0px; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; font-size: 14px; text-size-adjust: 100%; list-style-type: disc; line-height: 26px; color: #0; font-family: ABeeZee, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida, sans-serif;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; background: 0px 0px; text-size-adjust: 100%;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; background: 0px 0px; font-size: large; text-size-adjust: 100%;">Centering equity in our work—layering it in to all of our decision-making<li style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; background: 0px 0px; text-size-adjust: 100%;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; background: 0px 0px; font-size: large; text-size-adjust: 100%;">Empowering our scholars through teaching that balances cognitive development and critical thinking skills, and through responsive, rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum<li style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; background: 0px 0px; text-size-adjust: 100%;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; background: 0px 0px; font-size: large; text-size-adjust: 100%;">Ensuring our adults have the necessary cultural competence to serve our students holistically