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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 411

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Explore Empower Charter School 2

Posted July 29, 2014
- a teacher
I taught at Explore for multiple years. It used to be a community of experienced and quality teachers, strong family involvement, decent to good leadership, with a strong curricular vision (especially in math), and trust. This past year, Explore's community lost all of these things. We had no principal, no PTA, and saw a mass exodus of the teaching staff. Many staff members were fired throughout the year and the large number that are not returning left for various reasons, among them a lack of quality leadership (they were bosses not leaders,) little to no space for teacher independence and creativity, the emergence of co-teaching with a large class size (30 students), and a philosophical misalignment with the recent "no-excuses" approach of the school. I know that families in the community need Explore to be the place that it once was. No, they need it to be better than it was at its best. I encourage Explore families to create a PTA and continue to voice their concerns with leadership.

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Explore Empower Charter School
188 Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11213
(718) 771-2090
Last modified Explore Empower Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Explore Empower Charter School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 1 reviews. Top