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Can We Measure Engagement? | Weekly Roundup

Jess Tonn

Jess Tonn is TASC's Web Communications Manager.Monday was the first day of summer school in New York. WNYC profiled parents who are sending their kids back to school this summer, including some who do ... read more

Balancing the Education Equation

Jess Tonn

Jess Tonn is TASC's Web Communications Manager.Imagine a school where students get 2.5 hours of arts or physical activity every day, where academic achievement is on the rise and where teachers report ... read more

Your Summer Reading List | Weekly Roundup

Jess Tonn

Jess Tonn is TASC's Web Communications Manager.Summer is here, New York! Yesterday was the first day of Summer Meals distribution for NYC kids ages 18 and under. Free breakfast and lunch is now availa ... read more

The Power of Service, in Six Words

Jess Tonn

Jess Tonn is TASC's Web Communications Manager.AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alums are gearing up for the 2013 Conference on Volunteering and Service this week by sharing six-word stories about their ser ... read more

All About Summer | Weekly Roundup

Jess Tonn

Jess Tonn is TASC's Web Communications Manager.June means one thing in education news: lots of summer learning buzz. Visit the CBASS blog for links to recent debates about a longer school year in The ... read more

Where Have All the Latchkey Kids Gone?

Jess Tonn

Jess Tonn is TASC's Web Communications Manager.First, some good news. According to new census data, the number of kids left home alone after school nationwide has dropped almost 40 percent since 1997. ... read more

Getting Serious About Mental Health | Weekly Roundup

Jess Tonn

 Jess Tonn is TASC's Web Communications Manager.At a White House event this week, President Obama urged educators to help identify mental health disorders in students and pledged to launch a nati ... read more

Reading, Writing and Summer Physics | Weekly Roundup

Jess Tonn

Jess Tonn is TASC's Web Communications Manager.The New York City Independent Budget Office released the city’s most recent set of education demographics, resources and outcomes this week. For some o ... read more

Ready for Summer? | Weekly Roundup

Jess Tonn

Jess Tonn is TASC's Web Communications Manager.No doubt you’ve experienced a roller coaster of emotions reading the news reports out of Moore, OK, this week. One of the most inspiring stories I saw ... read more

Getting Serious About Math

Jess Tonn

Jess Tonn is TASC's Web Communications Manager.Followers of this blog read about the impressive math results in our ExpandED Schools last month. But what exactly are schools doing to boost math profic ... read more

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