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NYC Debate League Rings the Bell for the Closing of the NASDAQ!

by admin | Sep 19, 2015
We're ringing the bell for the close of NASDAQ!  The NYC Debate League was honored to join some of New York City's top nonprofit youth education groups to ring the bell for the closing of the NASDAQ! ...
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NYC DEBATER SELECTED TO JOIN THE USA DEBATE TEAM!

by admin | Sep 19, 2015
Congratulations to Bronx High School of Science's Julia Lauer who was selected of one out of nine students in the entire nation to join the USA Debate Team which travels across the world to debate! ...
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Become a Presidential Scholar and Meet the President!

by admin | Sep 19, 2015
Thanks to the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues, urban debate leagues across the nation have been invited to be a nominating partner organization for the Presidential Scholars Program. The ...
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Yale University High School Invitational Coming Soon!

by admin | Sep 04, 2015
The Yale University Tournament is coming up in September! Click below for the full tournament invitation!  NYCUDL debaters have reach elimination rounds every year at the Yale University Tournament ...
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Georgetown Day Travel Tournament Coming Up!

by admin | Sep 04, 2015
The following is tournament information for the Georgetown Day Tournament for all interested debaters!
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Alumni Spotlight! Alumni Returning to the Classroom as Teachers!

by admin | Sep 04, 2015
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT! ALUMNI RETURNING TO THE CLASSROOM AS TEACHERS! 
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MS 50 USING DEBATE TO CHANGE A SCHOOL!

by admin | Sep 04, 2015
NEW PRINCIPAL CHARGES AHEAD WITH SIGHTS ON TURNING MS 50’S FORTUNES AROUND SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 BY TANAY WARERKAR
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"Winning the Debate" Article!

by admin | Sep 04, 2015
The Queens Debate League and Maspeth High School were recently featured in the Queens Chronicle on September 3rd. Article excerpt below -
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Maspeth High School & Queens Debate League in the News!

by admin | Aug 31, 2015
 
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BROOKLYN DEBATE LEAGUE IN THE NEWS!

by admin | Aug 31, 2015
MS 50 HOSTS SUMMER DEBATE INSTITUTE TO STEM SUMMER READING LOSS AUGUST 19, 2015 BY GREENPOINT GAZETTE
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QUEENS SUMMER DEBATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS!

by admin | Aug 30, 2015
The Queens Debate League and Queens Summer Debate Institute hosted its third summer debate tournament. Congratulations to all participants!
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BROOKLYN MSQI DEBATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS!

by admin | Aug 30, 2015
The Brooklyn Debate League and the NYC Department of Education's Middle School Quality Initiative partnered up to host the Brooklyn MSQI Summer Debate Institute.  The MSQI debate initiative uses an ...
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MANHATTAN HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER DEBATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

by admin | Aug 09, 2015
Our Manhattan High School Summer Debate Tournament concluded last week with Dan’s Debates!  Thanks to Councilmember Dan Garodnick for hosting another summer of debates! This is the third consecutive ...
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MANHATTAN MIDDLE SCHOOL TOURNAMENT RESULTS!

by admin | Aug 09, 2015
Our Manhattan Middle School Summer Debate Tournament concluded last week with Dan's Debates!  Thanks to Councilmember Dan Garodnick for hosting another summer of debates! This is the third ...
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HARLEM SUMMER DEBATE INSTITUTE BEGINS!

by admin | Jul 12, 2015
For many years there were no schools in Harlem that had competitive debate teams.  This is now changing.  And this week the Third Annual Harlem Summer Debate Institute reflected this change with over ...
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SUMMER DEBATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS - JULY 10TH 2015

by admin | Jul 11, 2015
NYC Summer Debate Camp Season has begun! The first NYC Summer Debate Tournament was held at Columbia University on Friday, June 10th. The Tournament was the culminating event of the 2015 Harlem ...
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MAYOR DE BLASIO DELIVERS BROOKLYN TECH COMMENCEMENT SPEECH ON DEBATE!

by admin | Jun 27, 2015
Brooklyn Tech HS hosted its graduation ceremony last week and one of its graduates is the New York State Champion, Dante deBlasio.  Dante, who is heading to Yale University in the fall, received an ...
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NATIONAL URBAN DEBATE CONFERENCE

by admin | Jun 21, 2015
The first week of June featured the annual Urban Debate League Directors and Staff Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The week featured meetings, workshops and best practices from across over 20 urban ...
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MSQI City Championships Tournament Results

by admin | Jun 21, 2015
The Middle School Quality Initiative's Debate Championships was on Friday, June  12 at the Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College in Harlem. The debate topic for the day was Resolved: The US ...
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#2 AT THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

by admin | Jun 21, 2015
The National Speech and Debate Association's National Championships is the largest academic competition in the world with thousands of students across the world from dozens of students participating. ...
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NYC DEBATE VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION NIGHT!

by admin | Jun 20, 2015
June 12th was our last debate tournament of the year and so we now celebrate an incredible season with 1200+ debaters, 29 tournaments, and 10,000+ debate rounds.  Historic. None of this could be ...
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The Kallos Debates 2015!

by admin | May 31, 2015
Thank you to NYC Council Member Ben Kallos, Communications Director Sarah Anders, Principal Klann, the Julia Richman Education Complex Schools, and the 200+ students, teachers, volunteers and staff ...
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MIDDLE SCHOOL QUALITY INITIATIVE DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!  JUNE 12TH

by admin | May 30, 2015
“There is no better activity that will develop essential academic, professional,  and life skills than  dedicated involvement in speech and debate.”  --  Minh A. Luong, Yale University Professor
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Teach for America Innovation Award Finalist!

by admin | May 30, 2015
The New York City Urban Debate League was selected as one of the top ten new alumni education organizations in the United States by Teach for America.  We spent last week with the other incredible ...
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THE KALLOS DEBATES!

by admin | May 24, 2015
Link to Kallos Debates Flier
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A Great Debater.

by admin | May 24, 2015
This year we are proud to partner with Monmouth University and Asbury Park High School.  Asbury Park High School has attended several of our tournaments and won top awards.  Monmouth University ...
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NYC URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE FEATURED IN MANHATTAN FAMILY MAGAZINE!

by admin | May 24, 2015
ROOM FOR DEBATE By Shnieka L. Johnson
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Middle School Championships Tournament Results!

by admin | May 18, 2015
This weekend we celebrated with the NYC Middle School Debate Championships Tournament!  For two days the top teams from across the city debated in parliamentary debate, policy debate, public forum ...
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TEAM USA DEBATE CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

by admin | May 12, 2015
This week we are honored to announce our partnership with the Calvin Coolidge Foundation!  Among its many education initiatives, the  Calvin Coolidge Foundation hosts the Worlds School Debate Camp ...
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May Middle School Public Forum Debate Tournament Results!

by admin | May 05, 2015
Public Forum Team Awards
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NYCUDL Elementary School Debater Introduces Legislation Before the NY State Assembly!

by admin | May 01, 2015
NYCUDL Elementary School Debater Introduces Legislation
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Now Hiring! Full Time Development Coordinator Needed!

by admin | May 01, 2015
The NYCUDL is the largest and fastest growing debate league in the country! Serving over 100 schools and 1000 students each month! We are looking to hire a League Development Coordinator this summer! ...
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DEBATE NIGHT WITH BEVERIDGE AND DIAMOND!

by admin | Apr 30, 2015
Thank you to Beveridge and Diamond for hosting the Beverage and Diamond Environmental Debate Night!  Beveridge and Diamond is a law firm specializing in environmental law.  The debate topics were on ...
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NYC HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE TOURNAMENT # 6 RESULTS!

by admin | Apr 30, 2015
Thanks everyone for attending our April High School Tournament!  Thank you to William Cullen Bryant High School and the Queens Debate League for hosting!!  Congratulations to all participants and all ...
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The New York City Public Debate Program!

by admin | Apr 19, 2015
We wanted to thank Louis Vuitton, Beveridge and Diamond, Bank of America, Intelligence Squared, IDEAS City, New Museum, NY Historical Society, Kirkland and Ellis, and many of our other citywide ...
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April 25th High School Debate Tournament!

by admin | Apr 19, 2015
NYCUDL April HS Debate Tournament
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NYC Urban Debate League Featured in the Chancellor's Letter

by admin | Apr 19, 2015
Our partnership with the New York City Urban Debate League was featured in the Chancellor's Letter, highlighting the impact of scholastic debate.  On March 28th the NYC Urban Debate League and Bronx ...
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Summer Youth Job Opportunities this Summer!

by admin | Apr 12, 2015
SUMMER DEBATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW YORK CITY YOUTH! 
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The National Urban Debate League's National Championship Tournament

by admin | Apr 12, 2015
Urban Debate League National Championships Guide
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DAVID'S DEBATES RESULTS!

by admin | Apr 12, 2015
This is the first year of David's Debates!  David's Debates is New York City's National Qualifying Tournament for the National Association of Urban Debate League's National Championships. The top two ...
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THE KIRKLAND AND ELLIS NATIONAL QUALIFIER RESULTS!

by admin | Apr 12, 2015
Thank you to Kirkland and Ellis for sponsoring the second annual Kirkland and Ellis National Qualifier Tournament!  The top NYC teams in public forum and parliamentary debate competed for ...
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MSQI Tournament #3 Results

by admin | Mar 28, 2015
Thank you everyone for attending the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) Debate Tournament #3!  25 schools, over 108 debate teams, and over 200 debaters participated in the tournament - our ...
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THE IMPACT OF MSQI DEBATE ON ACADEMICS!

by admin | Mar 27, 2015
Debate Rationale and Program Description https://sites.google.com/site/schools-nyc-gov-msqi-teams-edition-backup/literacy-instruction/msqi-debate-tournaments/debate-rational-and-program-description
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Participating MSQI Schools and Teachers!

by admin | Mar 27, 2015
We would like to give a huge shout out to the participating schools and teachers that have pioneered debate education opportunities with the Middle School Quality Initiative. Being a debate coach is ...
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MSQI DEBATE TOURNAMENT #2 RESULTS!

by admin | Mar 27, 2015
MSQI Debate Results - October 2014 Dear Colleagues, Thank you to MS 45 for hosting our first MSQI Debate Tournament of the 2014-2015 school year, and thank you to all the students and coaches who ...
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MSQI DEBATE TOURNAMENT #2 RESULTS!

by admin | Mar 27, 2015
MSQI Debate Results - January 2015 https://sites.google.com/site/schools-nyc-gov-msqi-teams-edition-backup/literacy-instruction/msqi-debate-tournaments/debate-results---january-2015
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY HOSTS NYC URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE PANEL ON THE IMPACT OF URBAN DEBATE

by admin | Mar 24, 2015
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GIRLS DEBATE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT!

by admin | Mar 23, 2015
GIRLS DEBATE LEAGUE SPRING TOURNAMENT RESULTS
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NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS!

by admin | Mar 23, 2015
Team Awards
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The Kirkland & Ellis National Qualifying Tournament

by admin | Mar 21, 2015
In Advanced Public Forum Debate Semifinal's Maspeth High School's Arielle Gallegos and Victoria Panata will debate Mott Hall's Sarah Alvira and Joel Cruz.  In the other semifinals round,  Queens High ...
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David's Debate: The NYC Policy Debate National Qualifier

by admin | Mar 21, 2015
Location for the final four of the Policy Debate City Championships: ACORN Community HS - 561 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11238 
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DANTE DE BLASIO AND SAMUEL ELUTO WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

by admin | Mar 21, 2015
EDITOR'S NOTE: NYCUDL Debaters Dante de Blasio and Samuel Eluto win State Debate Championships! Congrats to Brooklyn Tech for sweeping Varsity and Junior Varsity Debate at States! Congratulations to ...
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NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES NYCUDL STATE CHAMPION DEBATER, DANTE DE BLASIO!

by admin | Mar 21, 2015
Dante de Blasio, Mayor’s Fast-Talking Son, Is a State Debate Champion  By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS MARCH 19, 2015 http://nyti.ms/1Gv66vT In a classroom in Lower Manhattan, two pairs of debaters fired off ...
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MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH TOURNAMENT!

by admin | Mar 18, 2015
Harlem School for the Arts and NYCUDL
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS TOURNAMENT!

by admin | Mar 18, 2015
NYCUDL Elementary School City Championships  PS 149Q On behalf of the New York City Urban Debate League, you are cordially invited to the NYCUDL  Elementary School City Championships on March 21, ...
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NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

by admin | Mar 18, 2015
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Kirkland & Ellis National Qualifier!

by admin | Mar 17, 2015
At the end of the school year are the National Championship Debate Tournaments!  These include the Tournament of Champions, the National Speech and Debate Association's National Championship, the ...
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NYCUDL DEBATERS SWEEP STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

by admin | Mar 17, 2015
Last Saturday, Stuyvesant High School hosted the New York State Championships!  Hundreds of high school and middle school debaters from across New York State competed in the largest statewide debate ...
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Middle School Public Forum and Policy Debate Tournament Results!

by admin | Mar 09, 2015
Public Forum and Policy Debate Team Awards
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MIDDLE SCHOOL PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS!

by admin | Mar 09, 2015
Parliamentary Debate Team Awards
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NYCUDL DEBATERS TRIUMPH AT THE WESTCHESTER CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

by admin | Mar 02, 2015
TOURNAMENT INVITATION
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Statement on Dr. Neil Berch

by admin | Mar 02, 2015
Statement on Dr. Neil Berch   Dr. Neil Berch, Associate Professor of Political Science of West Virginia University, receiving degrees from Princeton University and the University of Washington and ...
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Aubrey Semple Honored as one of NYC's Top After School Educators!

by admin | Feb 27, 2015
Click here for video of Aubrey's Acceptance Speech
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HS City Champs Parliamentary Debate Topic Vote!

by admin | Feb 24, 2015
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NYC HIGH SCHOOL CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS INVITATION!

by admin | Feb 24, 2015
Hi Everyone!  You are cordially invited to attend the The New York City High School Debate Championships. Please click below for the tournament schedule and invitation.  Each high school in the city ...
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HS Parliamentary Debate Tournament Topic Nominations

by admin | Feb 23, 2015
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COMMUNICATION SKILLS #1 SKILL IN LIFE!

by admin | Feb 21, 2015
A new study by the Pew Research Center found that the majority of Americans believe that communication skills are the most important life skill.  "The answer was clear. Across the board, more ...
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NYC HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT #4 RESULTS!

by admin | Feb 21, 2015
Today was the day of our Winter Break Debate High School Tournament with the Bronx Debate League! Thank you to Bronx Collaborative High School for hosting the tournament!  Thank you so much to Coach ...
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NYC TEAMS QUALIFYING TO THE LARGEST ACADEMIC COMPETITION IN THE WORLD!

by admin | Feb 21, 2015
Congratulations to Maspeth High School! Brooklyn Tech! Congratulations to Bronx Science! Congratulations to Health Professions!  Congratulations to Stuyvesant High School! Congratulations to these ...
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NO BREAK FOR DEBATE!

by admin | Feb 21, 2015
Today is the day of our Winter Break Debate High School Tournament with the Bronx Debate League! Thank you to Bronx Collaborative High School for hosting the tournament.  Thank you so much to over a ...
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Newest edition of the Rostrum!

by admin | Feb 18, 2015
Check out the latest edition of Rostrum, click here.  This issue explores the value of upholding the Code of Honor. Lots of other fantastic articles on debate, coaching debate, debate opportunities ...
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New York City Travel Team Dominates the Harvard Tournament!

by admin | Feb 18, 2015
The NYC Travel Debate Team travels to monthly out of state tournaments including Yale, Harvard, Georgetown, and many other tournaments during the year and our schools consistently win these ...
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Brooklyn Tech Qualifies for the Tournament of Champions... Again!!!!!!!!!!

by admin | Feb 16, 2015
The Harvard University High School Invitational is the largest and most competitive high school tournament in the nation.  Over 96 Varsity teams from across the nation competed.  Huge congratulations ...
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Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program!

by admin | Feb 16, 2015
The Smithsonian Latino Center,  a division of the Smithsonian Institution, works to  ensure that Latino contributions to art, science, and the humanities are highlighted, understood, and advanced ...
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5 NYC DEBATE TEAMS REACH ELIMINATION ROUNDS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY!

by admin | Feb 15, 2015
Update from Brown Rudnick Travel Team: After 4 rounds of debates at the Harvard National Invitational, 5 teams from ACORN Community and Brooklyn Technical High School have qualified for the ...
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Welcome to William Grady Career and Technical High School!

by admin | Feb 15, 2015
Welcome to William Grady Career and Technical High School, newest member of the NYC Debate League and Queens Debate League!  Thank you to Coach Maylene Haynes and Principal Tarah Montalbano for ...
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Valentines Day Debate Invitational Results!

by admin | Feb 15, 2015
Shout outs to everyone for our First Valentines Day Debate Invitational Tournament!  Thank you to One World Middle School and the Bronx Debate League for hosting the Tournament!  The debate topics of ...
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Valentine's Day Debate Invitational!

by admin | Feb 14, 2015
What better date on Valentines Day than Debate! New York City's First Valentines Day Debate Invitational!!! Debate topics include: (1) This House believes the Common Core does more harm than good; ...
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Welcome to Tech International Charter School!

by admin | Feb 12, 2015
Welcome to new school, Tech International Charter School!! Newest member of the NYC and Bronx Debate Leagues!  Huge shout outs to coach Jasmine White for starting the school's debate team!  Newest ...
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New York City Debate Featured in Radio Talk Show with Professor Steve Llano!

by admin | Feb 12, 2015
Thank you to Dr. Stephen Llano of St. John's University for having us on his Podcast "In the Bin" - one of the most top rated debate podcasts in the nation. Click here for the show ...
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Welcome Democracy Prep Charter High School!

by admin | Feb 12, 2015
Welcome to one of our newest high schools, Democracy Prep!  The Democracy Prep network is a network of open-enrollment, high performing, "no excuses" public charter schools operating in New York ...
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Welcome to the Birch Wathen Lenox School!

by admin | Feb 11, 2015
Welcome to one of our newest schools in the Manhattan Debate League, The Birch Wathen Lenox School!  Honor to have such an incredible school join the league!  Awesome to meet such an incredible ...
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Welcome to George Washington Carver High School for the Sciences!

by admin | Feb 11, 2015
Welcome George Washington Carver High School for the Sciences to the Debate League!  We are honored to have your school join the league!  The NYC High School Debate Program is one of the most ...
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Intelligence Squared Debate Night Tonight!

by admin | Feb 11, 2015
Today! Intelligence Squared February Debate Night!!!!  We thank all of this month's participating schools - PS 161, Success Academy, IS 230, Lakeland, Berkeley Carroll, Frederick Douglas Academy, One ...
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Celebrate Aubrey on February 26th!

by admin | Feb 05, 2015
February 26th at the famous Cipriani!!!  Celebrate Aubrey Semple, Program Director of the New York City Urban Debate LEague.  The PASEsetter Awards Benefit celebrates innovation and excellence in ...
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Fallacies Infographic!

by admin | Feb 05, 2015
Great resource for teachers and students on teaching the fallacies.  The fallacies are critical in debate because it teaches debaters to think of multiple ways to deconstruct and argument. 
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The Grammy Awards for After School Education!

by admin | Feb 04, 2015
The Grammy Awards are this Sunday, but the NYC After School Awards Reception was celebrated yesterday night!! The Partnership for After School Education selects the top five after school educators in ...
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NEW YORK CITY URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE HONORED AS ONE OF THE CITY'S TOP NONPROFITS SERVING NYC YOUTH!

by admin | Jan 31, 2015
The new year kicks off with an honor by the Catalog for Giving!  Every three years The Catalog scours the City, and selects the “best of the best” small young programs serving NYC youth.  For the ...
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Mayor Visits Debate Tournament

by admin | Jan 27, 2015
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1/2 of Intel Science Talent Search are on their school's Debate & Speech Team!

by admin | Jan 26, 2015
Wow!  1/2 of the top 40 of the Intel Science Talent Search are also members of their high school's debate and speech teams!  https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-sts-2015-finalists
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DEBATE ALUMNI DOMINATE 30 UNDER 30!

by admin | Jan 26, 2015
Amazing article by Forbes magazine on the benefits of debate. Each year Forbes Magazine recognizes the top 30 young leaders under the age of 30. And this year 23 of the 30 were member of their high ...
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NYCUDL Program Director Aubrey Semple Wins Top After School Award!

by admin | Jan 23, 2015
 
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NYC Travel Team Wins Big at Massachusets!

by admin | Jan 19, 2015
As we move into a new week of debate in the NYCUDL, we've concluded a great weekend of debates in NYC and outward. The Brown Rudnick Travel Team attended the 2015 Lexington Winter Invitational at ...
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NYC PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOURNAMENT # 4 RESULTS (1/17/15)

by admin | Jan 16, 2015
School Sweepstakes Awards
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Happy Birthday to Great Debater James Farmer

by admin | Jan 13, 2015
Happy Birthday to a Great Debater - James Farmer! "Farmer’s original training at Wiley College in debate, laid an important civic groundwork that made him what Denzel Washington immortalized in his ...
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Middle School Parliamentary Tournament Results (1/10/15)

by admin | Jan 09, 2015
School Sweepstakes Awards
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BRONX DEBATE TEAM VISITS FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

by admin | Nov 19, 2012
Bronx debate team one of 12 school groups nationally to get visit with Michelle Obama, take home $10,000 Bronx students win National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for debate skills BY ...
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