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MSQI Debate Championships!

by Courtney Kaufman | Jun 14, 2017
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P.S. 161 and Early Scholars Academy run Elementary Debate Scrimmage!

by Erik Fogel | May 31, 2017
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Online Speech Contest!

by Erik Fogel | May 12, 2017
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In Celebration of Freedom of Debate and Expression!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 07, 2017
This week we celebrate the Press!  Famed Journalist and "most trusted man in America" Walter Cronkite stated that "Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy." Former ...
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Urban Debater of the Year Application Due February 17th!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 29, 2017
Urban Debater of the Year Flyer 2017
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Urban Debate Alumni Ambassador Applications due February 13th!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 29, 2017
Alumni Ambassadors Flyer 2017
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February 26th Workshop on Genres of Speculation: Race, Fantasy, and Finance Capital featuring NYCUDL Alumni!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 29, 2017
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Debater of the Year Application

by Erik Fogel | Dec 25, 2016
Apply for the Urban Debater of the Year Award! Win up to $2000 in college scholarships!  Automatic bid to the National Association of Urban Debate League Championships! Applications are due on ...
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Sign up for Winter Debate Educators Conference! January 30th!

by Erik Fogel | Dec 25, 2016
"Debate Con" is New York City's conference by and for debate educators and all those passionate about debate! If you love debate or if you are interested in starting a debate program, or just ...
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Happy Holidays from the NYC Urban Debate League!

by Erik Fogel | Dec 25, 2016
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Coolidge Cup Qualifier Tournament on 12/17

by Erik Fogel | Dec 10, 2016
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US Presidential Scholars Program

by Erik Fogel | Dec 01, 2016
What is the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program?  The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program (Presidential Scholars) is a program of the Department of Education that recognizes the academic achievements ...
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East Coast Debate versus West Coast Debate New York City Wins Flip the Debate!

by Erik Fogel | Nov 04, 2016
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Happy Halloween!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 31, 2016
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New York City's First Debate Educators Conference!

by Erik Fogel | Jul 04, 2016
Thank you to over 50 debate educators joining us for the inaugural Debate Con! New York City's first debate educators conference! Thank you to Aubrey Semple, Militza Diaz, Meagan Kowaleski, Eric ...
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Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day!

by Erik Fogel | May 29, 2016
Every day there is a new movie trailer on the latest superhero film - Superhero Spider Man, Superhero Superman, Superhero Ironman, Superhero Batman. But the true Superheros are not Spiders, Bats, nor ...
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NYC Debate Educators Conference Day Thursday, June 9th, Chancellors Conference Day, 9am-3pm

by Erik Fogel | May 29, 2016
Sign up now for our first NYC Debate Educators Conference on June 9th. June 9th is also NYC Chancellors Conference Day which is a day devoted to teacher professional development. So what better way ...
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National Urban Debate League Championships Tournament Results!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 24, 2016
NYC Debaters reached Elimination Rounds at the National Urban Debate League Championships in San Francisco at SF State University! Congratulations to Brooklyn Technical HS debaters Harrison Mahler & ...
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New York State Middle School and Elementary School State Championships!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 17, 2016
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS! Middle School and Elementary School State Championships! May 21st (Saturday) - May 22nd (Sunday) In Tech Academy (Bronx)
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Democratic Presidential Debate in Brooklyn on Tuesday!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 09, 2016
Don't miss the debate between Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders this Tuesday in Brooklyn! Both were debaters in High School! Hillary Clinton was an award winning ...
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Thank you Coupons.com for Sponsorship!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 04, 2016
We thank the incredible team at Coupons.com for their sponsorship of the New York City Urban Debate League. You can learn more by visiting http://www.coupons.com/.  Every week we host debate ...
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MSQI DEBATE TOURNAMENT 3 RESULTS!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 06, 2016
Thank you everyone for attending MSQI Tournament #3!    This weekend 330 debaters from 29 schools participated in one of our largest debate tournaments of the year!  The topic was on military ...
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Alumni Erika Marte Building Debate Programs in South Africa!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 03, 2016
Shout outs to alumni Erika Marte! Erika was a New York City and New York State Debate Champion, winning 2nd Place Top Team at the State Championships and 2nd Place Top Speaker. This year she was ...
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Sorangel Liriano's Welcoming Speech!

by Erik Fogel | Feb 12, 2016
Shout outs to Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice alumni, Sorangel Liriano, Sorangel was an award winning debater at Bronx Law, winner of the City Championships, full ride scholarship to ...
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Brown Rudnick Travel Team Competes at Harvard University!

by Erik Fogel | Feb 12, 2016
Brown Rudnick Travel Team Competes at Harvard University!
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New Coach Workshop in Public Forum Debate! Sign Up Now!

by Erik Fogel | Feb 12, 2016
New Coach Workshop in Public Forum Debate! Sign Up Now! 
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Introducing our Harlem Debate League Director, Megan Hess-Homeier!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 23, 2016
We are honored to announce that Megan Hess-Homeier is joining our Team to lead community based debate leagues as Director of the Harlem Debate League. We also thank the West Harlem Foundation for its ...
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Debate News from our Facebook Page!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 06, 2016
Middle school parliamentary coaches have until 5pm to register on Speechwire for the 1st tournament of the 2016! The January 9th tournament will be held in Harlem at PS 180/Hugo Newman College Prep ...
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Debate News from our Facebook Page!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 04, 2016
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Debate News from our Facebook Page!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 04, 2016
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Debate News from our Facebook Page!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 04, 2016
The Harlem Debate League is hosting the first middle school parliamentary tournament of 2016 in just 5 days! We encourage our friends, supporters and alumni home from college to join us for this ...
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Debate News from our Facebook Page!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 04, 2016
Join us for the 1st Harlem Debate League tournament of 2016 at PS 180/Hugo Newman College Preparatory School this Saturday, January 9th! Sign up to judge and see our amazing middle school ...
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Debate News from our Facebook Page!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 03, 2016
DEBATE AS THE NEXT EVENT IN THE OLYMPICS?? Cool article from high school debater on why debate should be a sport! ...
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Congratulations to Manhattan Debate Teams at the Princeton University Tournament!

by Erik Fogel | Dec 06, 2015
Congratulations to NYC debate teams at the Princeton University Tournament!!! Congratulations to Success Academy’s Sekou Cisse (13th Place Top Speaker, Varsity LD, and our summer debate camp ...
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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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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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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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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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NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS!

by admin | Mar 23, 2015
Team Awards
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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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MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH TOURNAMENT!

by admin | Mar 18, 2015
Harlem School for the Arts and NYCUDL
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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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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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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 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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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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Introducing our New Program Director!

by Erik Fogel | Sep 09, 2014
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CONGRATULATIONS TO VINCE BINDER DEBATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

by Erik Fogel | Jun 22, 2014
The Vincent J. Binder Urban Debate Scholars Award   History: Vincent (Vince) Binder was born November 25, 1980, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Jupiter, Florida. It was at Jupiter High School ...
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NYC Takes 1st Place Top Speaker at the National Urban Debate Championships!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 13, 2014
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NYC Young Professionals for Debate Meet Up!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 26, 2014
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Record Expansion for the NYC Urban Debate League!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 18, 2014
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NYC Urban Debate League Recognized as one of Top Civic Start Ups!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 17, 2014
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NYC Debate Featured in Teach for America Magazine!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 08, 2014
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FALL 2013 NEW YORK CITY DEBATE PARTICIPATION DATA!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 04, 2014
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NEW YORK CITY URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE FEATURED IN TEACH FOR AMERICA'S "ONE" ALUMNI MAGAZINE!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 04, 2014
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Points of Light Honors NYC Debate!

by Erik Fogel | Nov 16, 2013
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Teach for America, The National Forensics League and the NYC Urban Debate League Team Up!

by Erik Fogel | Nov 14, 2013
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NYC Debate Wins Top National Award!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 21, 2013
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Thank You Brown Rudnick!

by Erik Fogel | Sep 16, 2013
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Historic 8 Week Summer Debate Camp Ends!

by Erik Fogel | Aug 31, 2013
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Great Debaters Visit the White House!

by Erik Fogel | Aug 28, 2013
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NYC DEBATERS SWEEP STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 11, 2013
Congratulations to all our New York City Great Debaters for sweeping the  New York State Championships!!!!!  (Click  here for complete results!)  Our teams won 1st Place at every grade level - both ...
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NYC Debate on Fox News!!!!

by Erik Fogel | Feb 01, 2013
Our first monthly debate workshop of the year! An evening of guest speakers, topic experts, pizza, lights-camera-and-action! Thank you to everyone for making our workshop such a success! Thank you ...
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CITYWIDE PFD WORKSHOP ON JANUARY 31ST!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 20, 2013
NYC iSCHOOL HOSTS JANUARY 31ST "DATE WITH DEBATE" PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOPIC WORKSHOP!
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NYC DEBATER DELIVERS SPEECH AT WHITE HOUSE!

by Erik Fogel | Nov 21, 2012
"Having the chance to represent my peers in accepting this award from the First Lady of the United States in the White House was an experience that I'll never forget," said Starr Arroyo. "It showed ...
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NYC DEBATE LEAGUE RECOGNIZED AS TOP AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IN THE NATION!

by Erik Fogel | Nov 20, 2012
Last week the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services recognized ...
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NYC DEBATE LEAGUE WINS WHITE HOUSE AWARD!

by Erik Fogel | Nov 19, 2012
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NYC DEBATER NAMED TO MAYOR'S YOUTH COUNCIL!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 10, 2012
The Mayor's Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) prepares a diverse group of young people to serve as a critical advisory resource to City Hall while developing their own leadership skills.   Nevia ...
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NYC Debate Goes Global!!!!!!!!!!

by Erik Fogel | Jul 24, 2012
Hi Everyone! The NYCUDL is putting together an international debate team for this coming school year for both middle school and high school students. So talk to your coach if interested! Feel free to ...
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NYCUDL Recognized as one of the top After School Programs in the Country!!!!!!

by Erik Fogel | May 04, 2012
The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities brings together the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to ...
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CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS SHOUT OUT!!!!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 25, 2012
Thanks again for a wonderful city championships tournament.  Thank you to our generous hosts of John Jay, Coach Maria Braga and the wonderful Great Debaters of John Jay.  Thank you to all the ...
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New York City Urban Debate League Dominates the States Championships!!! (March 31st- April 1st)

by Erik Fogel | Apr 03, 2012
Congratulations everyone for our most successful States Championships ever!!!  Our debaters took 21 team awards including 1st or 2nd place in every division of debate!  There were 40 individual ...
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FRIEND THE NYCUDL!!!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 23, 2012
Check out our new Facebook Page for the New York City Urban Debate League!  Check out www.facebook.com/nycudl for the latest news, tournament announcements, awards, events, and pictures of our ...
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$10,000 REASONS DEBATE PAYS OFF!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 01, 2012
$10,000 REASONS DEBATE PAYS OFF! The Brooklyn Tech Great Debaters made Brooklyn history by becoming the first Brooklyn debate team to make it to elimination rounds in the International Public Policy ...
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TWO NYCUDL TEAMS BREAK AT THE BRONX SCIENCE INVITATIONAL!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 20, 2011
Several teams broke at one of the toughest tournaments in the nation at the Bronx High School of Science.  Brooklyn Technical's Alex Viner & Purti Pareek broke into the double octafinals rounds and ...
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