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The Benefits of a Longer School Day in Florida and Students' Reading Scores - Our Interview with Dr. David N. Figlio from Northwestern University and NBER and Drs. Kristian L. Holden and Umut Ozek from the American Institutes for Research

Katie Brohawn
Monday, September 24, 2018
In late August, this article in Chalkbeat caught our attention, touting the benefits of a longer school day in Florida on students reading scores. We were fortunate to get direct access to the authors of the study, Dr. David Figlio from Northwestern University and NBER and Drs. Kristian Holden and Umut Ozek from the American Institutes for Research who kindly answered some of our most pressing questions. Read full post

The Benefits of Teaching Growth Mindset and the Differential Impact on Students At Risk

Katie Brohawn
Monday, August 20, 2018
ExpandED Schools has long promoted and supported educators in teaching growth mindset. Now, new research confirms its importance. Read full post

Summer Skills Loss: Early Work Experiences Matter

Linda M. Rodríguez
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Early work experiences contribute to long-term employment prospects and economic mobility. Not having access to summer jobs can impact opportunities for future success. Read full post

Building a Better Educator Pipeline

Steve Roberts
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
ExpandED School's Pathways: Computer Science *(CS) program is bringing more diversity and a much-needed vibrancy and sense of fun to computer science education. Read full post

Why “You Being You,” Matters for Pathways Fellows

Jael Baez
Monday, July 16, 2018
The ExpandED School's Pathways Fellowship held a graduation ceremony for this year's cohort, with a commencement address delivered by Pathways mentor Jael Baez, a teacher at the Highbridge Green School. Here is his inspiring speech to these soon-to-be educators. Read full post

Thank You for Helping Our Students Innovate for a Lifetime!

Jama Toung
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thank you to everyone who came out to support ExpandED Schools on June 12th. We reached our fundraising goal and had a great time! Read full post

Give your Brain a Workout! How Physical Activity in the Classroom Builds Stronger Learners

Natasha Chaku
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Physical activity has long been associated with healthy development, but most youth do not meet the national physical activity guidelines. Read full post

ExpandED TALKS: Innovation in Education

Saskia Traill
Thursday, May 17, 2018
ExpandED Schools gathered an audience of education advocates on May 10th to hear from former U.S. education secretary John B. King, and equity and education advocate and professor, Pedro A. Noguera about innovation in education. Read full post

Jane Martínez Dowling Named as New President and CEO of ExpandED Schools

ExpandED Schools
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Jane Martínez Dowling, named as New President and CEO of ExpandED Schools, brings over twenty-five years of diverse education and leadership experience to ExpandED Schools. Read full post

ExpandED Pathways: Computer Science as a Catalyst

Sabrina Gomez
Thursday, April 19, 2018
ExpandED Schools shares recent efforts to assist young educators to become more adept at teaching computer science while inspiring more young people to pursue it. Across the country, few children are being taught the basics of computer science despite the growing need for these skills in the workforce. Read full post

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