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New York City Student Wins National Shakespeare Competition

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Xavier Pacheco onstage at Lincoln Center Theater.

Xavier Pacheco from New York City wins the 30th annual ESU National Shakespeare Competition.

Xavier (a resident of Queens) is a student of Gabriel Silva at the Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (a pubic high school in the West Harlem 
neighborhood
 of Manhattan).

 

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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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