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Bronxville School Faculty Refining Academic Rigor

Joella Lykouretzos and Helena McSherry are members of the public relations committee for the Bronxville
School Foundation.
Joella Lykouretzos and Helena McSherry are members of the public relations committee for the Bronxville School Foundation. Photo Credit: Helena McSherry

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The impact of globalization and technology on teaching and learning, as well as the adoption of the Common Core Learning Standards by New York State, is prompting Bronxville School faculty members to review and refine the school’s definition of academic rigor.

Middle and elementary school teachers have been working since the beginning of the year with consultants in mathematics and English language arts to embed Common Core requirements within their unit designs and lesson plans.

These consultations are funded by a grant from the Bronxville School Foundation.

In addition to providing funding for consultants, the  funds from the grant will be used to offer a Summer Symposium during which educators in the Tri-State area can explore, share and refine their instructional strategies and definitions of “academic rigor.”

“I am grateful to the Bronxville School Foundation for its efforts to ensure that faculty members have the opportunity to engage in the research and development work which underpins the district’s high standards for academic rigor,” Denise Lutter, Bronxville School professional development coordinator, said in a statement.

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