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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

 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 ... read more

The Impact of a Diverse Educator Workforce

Katie Brohawn

Just this morning, an analysis by Chalkbeat highlighted the gap in diversity between students and teachers in New York City – with 83% of students in the city identifying as Asian, black or Latino c ... read more

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

Katie Brohawn

  You don’t have to convince anyone around the office at ExpandED Schools that teaching growth mindset is beneficial for kids. We’ve been blogging about the research supporting its impac ... read more

The winning combo of SEL + good school climate | SELConnections

Katie Brohawn

Katie Brohawn is Senior Director of Research for ExpandED Schools. This blog is part of our SELConnections blog series, where we explore social and emotional learning.  MS 223/The Laboratory Scho ... read more

How making friends builds your brain | NeuroConnections

Katie Brohawn

Katie Brohawn directs research for ExpandED Schools. This blog is part of our NeuroConnections blog series, where we explore the bridge between neuroscience and education. Students at PS 89/Cypress Hi ... read more

Designing Culturally Responsive Organized After-School Activities

Katie Brohawn

Katie Brohawn directs research for ExpandED Schools.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 ... read more

Lessons Learned From Nurturing SEL in Expanded Learning Time | SELConnections

Katie Brohawn

Katie Brohawn is Senior Director of Research for ExpandED Schools. This blog is part of our SELConnections blog series, where we explore social and emotional learning. Here at ExpandED Schools, we hav ... read more

Climbing Back From the Summer Slide: A New School Year of Expanded Learning

Katie Brohawn

Katie Brohawn directs research for ExpandED Schools.As another summer comes to a close, some are reflecting back fondly on these past two months – months they filled with vacations, barbecues, camps ... read more

Write on! How Handwriting Impacts Literacy | NeuroConnections

Katie Brohawn

Katie Brohawn directs research for ExpandED Schools. This blog is part of our NeuroConnections blog series, where we explore the bridge between neuroscience and education. When I go back and look at h ... read more

Mind Over Matter: The Science Behind Mindful Meditation | NeuroConnections

Katie Brohawn

Katie Brohawn directs research for ExpandED Schools. This blog is part of our NeuroConnections blog series, where we explore the bridge between neuroscience and education. I recently relocated from Ma ... read more

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