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English in Action Celebrates World Book Night 2013

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Barbara Sutherland, EiA Unit Director, presents a book to one of her students

Students from France, Spain, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Russia and Brazil celebrated World Book Night in New York City during their Tuesday, April 23rd session of English in Action. Their conversation partners presented them with copies of The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros.
They were urged to read the books and then pass them along to someone else. The House on Mango Street was selected because of its focus on the immigrant experience in the US.


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ESU New York Shakespeare Competition Winner!

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2013 ESU New York Shakespeare Competition Finalists

The ESU New York Branch would like to congratulate Xavier Pacheco of the Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts for winning the New York Shakespeare Competition held on March 5th at the Morgan Library. 


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Teacher Profile: Marlene May

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The Bronx is burning with a love of Shakespeare! Marlene May, who teaches Theater at Fordham High School for the Arts, attended the 2012 Shakespeare Set Free Institutes in NYC as a Karen Jeff Scholar. Enthused and energized by her experience, May partnered with Matt McGraw in the English Department at FHSA to organize their first annual Shakespeare Competition.  


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New York City Teachers Receive Karen Jeff Scholarships

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Five New York City public school teachers were awarded Karen Jeff Scholarships to attend a two-day professional development program (Shakespeare Set Free) in New York City this summer.  


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Fall Member Welcome Back Reception

o welcome its members from a summer hiatus, the New York Branch held a Fall Reception on September 24 at the ESU house. We welcomed Chessy Whelan and Matthew Willmore, USA Team Debaters from the ESU of the Commonwealth (Dartmouth House), for a debate with local
teams from St. John's University and Adelphi University. In front of a packed house comprising ESU members, as well as middle school students and their parents, these eight
debaters faced off on a very current topic:
This House Believes the EU should impose a minimum quota of refugees to be accepted by member states.


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