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One in a Million: Writing Her Life Story

ExpandED Schools
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Jada, an 8th grader in the Bronx. She’s 1 in a million! Read full post

One in a Million: Football, Magic and Warriors

ExpandED Schools
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Treyveyon, a 6th grader in Harlem. He’s 1 in a million! Read full post

One in a Million: Expressing Yourself With Energy

ExpandED Schools
Thursday, February 23, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Leah, a 6th grader in the Bronx. She’s 1 in a million! Read full post

Making the Best of Resources | Highlights From Our Peer Conference

Daniel Levitt
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Last Tuesday, we hosted 17 of our ExpandED Schools directors at our third peer conference this school year. Because funding is a constant stress for our programs, we dedicated time for the directors to discuss strategies for funding and budgeting, as well as making the best of ExpandED Schools resources for program planning. Read full post

One in a Million: Holiday Sneakers and Cures for Ebola

ExpandED Schools
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Dante, a 6th grader in Harlem. He’s 1 in a million! Read full post

One in a Million: Movies, Marshmallows and Mars

ExpandED Schools
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Chloe, a 6th grader in Brooklyn. She’s 1 in a million! Read full post

One in a Million: Light feet, scary stories and surviving in the woods

ExpandED Schools
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is first in a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Shawn, a 7th grader in the Bronx. He’s 1 in a million! Read full post

Scoring Big with Design2Learn!

Emma Banay
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
ExpandED Schools, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), are currently inviting applications from schools and community partners to join us in Design2Learn, an evaluation of a two-year program designed to boost students’ interest, engagement and academic performance in science during the middle school years. Read full post

Mark Your Calendars for Our 2017 Spring Benefit!

Jama Toung
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Save the date for our annual Spring Benefit when ExpandED Schools will be celebrating our reaching 1 million students this school year. We are proud to be honoring Esther Dyson, Chair of EDventure; Ted Mathas, CEO of New York Life; and Laura Overdeck, Founder of Bedtime Math. Soledad O’Brien, CEO of Starfish Media will emcee the event. Read full post

Designing Culturally Responsive Organized After-School Activities

Katie Brohawn
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
In the past six months or so, I’ve noticed the term ‘cultural responsiveness’ coming up more and more around the office. I hear it in meetings across a broad range of topics from social-emotional learning strategies to pilot projects in informal STEM education. As we work to incorporate cultural responsiveness into our own work and examine its impact, a review of the literature for best practices shows we aren’t the only ones thinking about this. Read full post

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