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The Daily New York City Debate Blog

All the news of scholastic debate in New York City!  The New York City Urban Debate League is the nation’s largest debate league and home to some of the most successful debaters in the nation.  We serve every community in New York City with our Bronx Debate League, Brooklyn Debate League, Harlem Debate League, Manhattan Debate League, Queens Debate League, Girls Debate League, and more! Our mission is every school in New York City should have a debate team and every student should have access to the best debate education opportunities.

MSQI Debate Championships!

Posted by The New York City Urban Debate League on Monday, June 12, 2017   Last weekend, we finished off the middle school debate season with the MSQI Debate Championships at MS 50 in Brooklyn. The Peace Poets performed for the students during the awards... read more

Bronx Borough Championships!

PRESS RELEASE:  Bronx Borough Councilman Cabrera continues push for Success of Bronx youth at P.S./M.S. 15 Bronx, New York – The first day of June marks the beginning of a transition for students and teachers across the country. The days – warmer, schools –... read more

Bronx Scrimmage at Dreamyard!

Dreamyard Prep hosted Bronx’s first mini-tournament on Saturday, April 29th! 16 new debaters from Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan debate the Electoral College. Three rounds later, Young Women’s Leadership’s Marsha Darbouze (debating alone!)... read more

Continuing Kara’s Inspiration and Impact

  Our condolences to Kara’s family and loved ones. Kara was recently taken off life support and passed away due to AVM, an abnormal connection between arteries and veins, usually in the brain or spine. She donated her organs to 9 different people. We met Kara... read more

NYC Debaters Sweep Westchester Classic Tournament!

NYC Debaters Sweep Awards at the Westchester Classic!  Incredible weekend for NYC debaters who won dozens of awards this weekend! Congratulations to all our schools, students, teachers and volunteers! JUNIOR VARSITY PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOP SPEAKERS 1st Place –... read more

Middle School Tournament Results (2/4/17)

Our last regular season middle school tournament of the school year! 32 schools, 306 students, 151 judges! Thank you everyone for making this tournament possible. Thank you to Midwood High School for hosting!  Thank you to everyone for making this tournament such a... read more

NYC High School Debate Tournament Results! (2/11/17)

44 Schools! 286 students! 113 judges! Thank you to everyone for making our largest High School Debate Tournament yet! Thank you so much to Bronx Collaborative High School and the incredible Principal Schneider for being such an incredible host! Thank you to both the... read more

Sign Up for our Debate Con Sessions!

On Monday, January 30th, the New York City Urban Debate League presents its quarterly “Debate Con” conference – For Debate Educators and By Debate Educators. The day offers numerous workshops in debate, breakfast, lunch, networking, and some... read more

Sign Up for Debate Con!

On January 30th we host our Winter Debate Con which will feature a keynote and workshops from the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) on membership in the NSDA, benefits of memberships, and numerous benefits of NSDA membership. The day will feature... read more