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Save NYC Beacon Centers

Lucy Friedman

I'm saddened to learn about the closing of seven Beacon Centers in NYC. Twenty years ago, my friend and visionary leader former Mayor David Dinkins asked me to lead the advisory commission that create ... read more

Learning From Teachers Around the World

Lucy Friedman

I’m sharing a couple of quick thoughts from this week’s International Summit on the Teaching Profession. Andreas Schleicher started us off by describing what OECD has learned from international ed ... read more

Message to the NYC City Council

Lucy Friedman

We appreciate the opportunity today for a member of TASC’s staff, Rachel Sabella, to testify before the Youth Services Committee of the New York City Council. We urge Council members to stop the inc ... read more

“America’s Special Sauce”

Lucy Friedman

I couldn’t help but smile while reading Mike Petrilli’s commentary on the secret ingredient of American innovation this morning. Mike’s post was inspired by a recent meeting he had with a group ... read more

Digital Learning Beyond School

Lucy Friedman

Today is Digital Learning Day, a great moment to reflect on the potential of informal educators who operate expanded learning time schools and after-school and summer programs to bring digital learnin ... read more

2011 Highlights, 2012 Inspiration

Lucy Friedman

As 2011 draws to a close, I’d like to share with you a few highlights from visits I’ve made to ExpandED Schools this fall (in no particular order):At Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School, I had ... read more

NYC Budget Cuts Threaten Learning After 3 PM

Lucy Friedman

I know you hear every day about cuts coming from all levels of government toward schools and services that support the most vulnerable kids and families. I’m especially concerned today about threats ... read more

Lessons From Bard High School Early College

Lucy Friedman

Bard High School Early College, Photo by Beyond My Ken, on WikipediaI was proud to be invited to the 10th anniversary celebration for Bard High School Early College this week with my son, who attended ... read more

Tough Cookies

Lucy Friedman

I’ve been strolling down memory lane ever since I attended the launch event for Tough Cookies, the new book about the 100-year history of the Girl Scouts by my friend and Scouts’ CEO Kathy Cloning ... read more

Waviers and Expanded Learning

Lucy Friedman

Education Sector is taking a look at the “fine print” on the Department of Education’s announcement about NCLB waivers this week and I was pleased to see that they chose the language affecting 2 ... read more

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