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New York Announces After-School Expansion

Susan Brenna

Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong, announced the selection of schools and ... read more

NYSAN Chief Is a Rising Star

Susan Brenna

Susan Brenna is TASC's Chief Communications OfficerIt’s remarkable how often lovers of art, like Nora Niedzielski-Eichner, become champions for opportunities that unlock kids’ creativity. Nora, wh ... read more

Good Advice, Esther Dyson

Susan Brenna

Susan Brenna is TASC's Chief Communications OfficerWhile following the #40Forward Twitter chat today between one of our directors, Esther Dyson, and the folks at StartUp Grind, I noticed that Esther's ... read more

Where Books Are Still Fashionable

Susan Brenna

Susan Brenna is TASC's Chief Communications OfficerSixth grader Jeremiah Daly, one of 12 siblings, will get on a bus at his Flatbush middle school this Saturday and ride into Manhattan. First he'll to ... read more

Chancellor's First Day

Susan Brenna

Susan Brenna is TASC's Chief Communications OfficerFlanked by the many members of New York City's education press corps, New York's new public school Chancellor Carmen Farina made a whirlwind visit ye ... read more

ReServe Reports on MS ExTRA

Susan Brenna

Susan Brenna is TASC's chief communications officer.At the start of this school year, the nonprofit organization ReServe recruited mostly retired professionals to be part-time reading tutors to 6th gr ... read more

Gearhead Gives Back

Susan Brenna

Susan Brenna is TASC's chief communications officer.George Lucas's biography is known to many who did not have their greatest shining moments in a classroom. He was a mediocre student in high school, ... read more

Help Is on the Way

Susan Brenna

Susan Brenna is TASC's Chief Communications Officer.Have you ever struggled to explain what an after-school system is, or what it looks like when a city builds a network of expanded learning opportuni ... read more

NY1 Reports on Middle School ExTRA

Susan Brenna

NY1 education reporter Lindsey Christ recently visited a middle school in Harlem for this report on how the school is using an extra 2.5 hours a day to engage 6th graders in hands-on science, subjects ... read more

Help the Hardest-Working Kids We Know

Susan Brenna

We're excited that we have been chosen to help some of the hardest-working kids we know as part of the UA Next Generation Charity Challenge. With the help of their teachers, coaches and community educ ... read more

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