NYPSMSDL Literacy Collaborative T1

2023 — New York, NY/US

Registration is now open for the first NYPSMSDL Literacy Collaborative Debate tournament of the year on Saturday, November 18 at In-Tech Academy in the Bronx (2975 Tibbett Ave). The tournament runs from approximately 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (not including travel time). Breakfast and lunch will be available.

This tournament is only open to middle schools currently in the NYPSMSDL Literacy Collaborative.

Registration will close on Thursday, November 9th at 5:00pm. We encourage coaches to begin registering and creating Tabroom accounts as early as possible.

The resolution for the debate is

  • Resolved: School Districts should offer financial incentives for performance to K-12 students in the United States.

Students must prepare to argue both the pro and con side to this resolution.

Important reminders:

  • Schools are required to bring 1 volunteer judge for every two teams they register.

  • Family members who are not judges or other observers must be registered prior to the tournament and will not be permitted to view rounds

  • NYPSMSDL Literacy Collaborative will be able to offer bussing for this tournament. Requests must be submitted by October 26 .

  • We continue to offer four divisions of competition: Novice (debaters who have not debated prior to this year), Intermediate (2nd year), Advanced (3rd year), and Spanish-language. Please register your students for the correct division. Contact Nick Kuroly (nkuroly@schools.nyc.gov) if you have questions about the divisions.