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Charissa Fernandez

Charissa Fernandez is TASC's Chief Operating Officer.I attended the “How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work” panel discussion sponsored by WNYC with some trepidation. I was worried I might be the ... read more

Making Early Math Count: Q & A With David Geary

Charissa Fernandez

Charissa Fernandez is TASC's Chief Operating Officer.We hear a lot about the importance of giving our earliest learners a strong foundation in literacy, but what about math? Do kids also need to enter ... read more

Are You Fiscally Fit?

Charissa Fernandez

Charissa Fernandez is TASC's Chief Operating Officer.“Just like for-profit businesses, not-for-profit enterprises need strong financial management to ensure they can deliver the best services possib ... read more

Why the School Day Should Be Expanded

Charissa Fernandez

Charissa Fernandez is TASC's Chief Operating Officer. This post originally appeared in InsideSchools.Ever since Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed in his State of the State speech to invest state funds in ... read more

In Defense of Multiple Measures

Charissa Fernandez

Charissa Fernandez is TASC's Chief Operating Officer.After all the pre-air buzz removed any traces of surprise from last night’s Frontline special about Michelle Rhee, there’s not much left to say ... read more

New York Ideas for "I and I"

Charissa Fernandez

I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the inaugural New York Ideas festival on Monday afternoon: pleasure because it was a gathering of great minds talking about the defining issues of our tim ... read more

Campaigning for Children in NYC

Charissa Fernandez

For more info, read the Campaign for Children's impact brief: http://www.campaignforchildrennyc.com/impact-brief. While I find it deeply troubling that such a group is needed, I was proud to repr ... read more

Where Justice Serves

Charissa Fernandez

Courthouses are often described as places where justice is served and when everything works as it should, they are. But during my recent visit to the United States Supreme Court, where I had the ... read more

Thoughts on the State of the Union

Charissa Fernandez

I admit it – I’m a sucker for the State of the Union. I get excited wondering what the theme will be and how effectively it will be employed throughout the speech, predicting who will applaud when ... read more

ExpandED Schools Go National

Charissa Fernandez

Today we are re-introducing TASC and our community and school partners through the national launch of ExpandED Schools, the approach to expanded learning time we’ve been piloting in New York City pu ... read more

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