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Dr. Charlene Reid – 2017 Keepers of the Dream Honoree
In April of each year, the National Action Network (NAN) commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with its annual “Keepers of the Dream Awards” gala. During this event, NAN honors individuals and corporations who continue to uphold the principles for which Dr. King advocated throughout his life’s work. The event is attended by esteemed guests, speakers, presenters, entertainers, and honorees, which have historically included former President Barack Obama, former US Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr., Denzel Washington, Cicely Tyson, Myrlie Evers-Williams, and Russell Simmons. This year was no exception.
On Wednesday, April 26th, Dr. Charlene Reid, CEO of Excellence Community Schools, was a proud recipient of the 2017 Keepers of the Dream Education Award. The honor was presented to her by Mr. Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, and Mrs. Kory Apton-Griffin, Board Member for Excellence Community Schools. The evening was hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, with speakers and guests that included Governor Cuomo, Rev. Dr. W. Franklin Richardson, actress LaTanya Richardson, Reverend Jessie Jackson, Dr. King’s son, Martin Luther King, III, and of course NAN President and Founder, the Reverend Al Sharpton. Dr. Reid’s fellow honorees included: Rabbi Abraham Heschel (posthumously), Humanitarian Award; Mr. Harry Belafonte, Chairman’s Award; Mrs. Cynthia Marshall, Corporate Executive Award; Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Social Justice Award; Jorge Ramos, Media Award; Panasonic Corporation North America, Corporate Award; Terry O’Neill, President’s Award; and, Rev. Dr. Steffie Bartley, Michael A. Hardy, Esq. Award for National Action Network Service.
On behalf of Excellence Community Schools, Bronx Excellence, and Stamford Excellence, we extend our deepest appreciation and sincerest congratulations to Dr. Reid and all of her fellow honorees!
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The Bronx Charter School for Excellence, better known as "Bronx Excellence" is a trio of free, public charter schools serving the Bronx, NY, 2nd most ethnically and linguistically diverse borough in New York City and home to 1.4 million residents. Bronx Excellence is among the highest performing charter schools in New York State. In 2012, Bronx Excellence gained recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School – the U.S. Department of Education’s highest honor for schools across the country.
- Cooperation to ease tensions between district, charter schools (NY Daily News)
-From failing to Blue Ribbon: Bronx Charter School for Excellence (NY Daily News)
-Charter Schools in Own Space Worst Off (Epoch Times)
-Leveling the field for great schools (NY Post)
-Charter school opens new home, announces expansions (Bronx Times)
-Parkchester, the Bronx, Working as Planned (NY Times)
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The Stamford Charter School for Excellence is a free, public preparatory charter school on Stamford, Connecticut's West Side, welcoming all young people eligible for Pre-K to 3rd Grade. The Stamford Excellence model and school day welcomes families of all faiths and cultures. The school, which opened in Fall 2015 n is and is the sibling to the nationally recognized Bronx Excellence, consists community of students, teachers, staff, parents and administration committed to achieving excellence in education.
- Family Bingo Night at SCSE a Success (Extra Credit)
- Officials, Parents, Students Plead for More Education Aid (Stamford Advocate)