Research and Presentations of the Bridges to Academic Success Team

Lisa Auslander and Virginia Skrelja present at NYS TESOL 2021

Best Practices for Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Newcomer Classrooms. Presentation at NYS TESOL Webinar Series, February 10, 2021. Presenters: Dr. Lisa Auslander & Virginia Skrelja Continue Reading

Lisa Auslander and Maggie Beiting present at NNER 2018

Developing Responsive Classroom and School Communities for Students with Interrupted Education: NNER October 2018 Presenters: Dr. Lisa Auslander & Magdalen Beiting Dr. Lisa Auslander and [...] Continue Reading

School Partnerships

Bridges works together with high schools around New York State, supporting coaches, and teachers and students by helping to accelerate language, literacy and content area learning through special […]

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About Us

Bridges to Academic Success is a program that provides educational services to newcomer English Language Learners (ELLs) entering the US secondary classrooms with limited academic […]

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Professional Learning

Through our professional learning, we support school leaders and teachers to envision school pathways and classroom instruction that enable SIFE with Developing Literacy to participate […]

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Big bet on teacher training

As an earth science teacher, Sofia Di Bari never thought her biggest challenge would be teaching English. But her students at Brooklyn’s Abraham Lincoln High […]

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Bridges gaps in language, culture.

Katie Burchfield, the high school’s English Language Learners coordinator, is testing the brothers on “sight words.” Burchfield presents a flash card with a basic English […]

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Serving the ‘Highest of High-Risk Students’

In 2004, Elaine Klein, now an associate professor emerita of Linguistics at the Graduate Center and Queens College, noticed something troubling while observing a high […]

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