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The Expanded Exchange

How to Cultivate Your School's Character & Culture

Erika Samuels

Erika Samuels is a Research Associate at ExpandED Schools. School culture, which may sometimes be referred to as “climate” or “environment,” refers to the learning environment that influe ... read more

MediaBreaker -- Talk Back to Media!

Francisco Cervantes

Francisco Cervantes is the Digital Learning Manager at ExpandED Schools.This past school year, ExpandED Schools, in partnership with The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project), implemented Connect2T ... read more

My Morning with the Great Debaters

Danielle Kennedy

Danielle Kennedy is a member of the ExpandED Schools Junior Board. The New York Urban Debate League's mission is to promote civic awareness and engagement in every school. [Pictured: Volunteer ju ... read more

Impact That Matters: Deloitte Volunteers Visit an ExpandED School

Erin Phillips

Erin Phillips is a Development Officer at ExpandED Schools.Volunteers from Deloitte visited ExpandED students at PS 188/The Island School as part of the company's Impact Day, a celebration of commitme ... read more

High School Students: Apply for Summer Apprenticeships Today!

Candace Brazier-Thurman

Candace Brazier-Thurman is Program Director of ExpandED Options.The application deadline has been extended for ExpandED Options summer apprenticeships!ExpandED Options offers rising 10th and 11th grad ... read more

Meet Dana Gethers, MS ExTRA Tutor

Deborah Taylor

Deborah Taylor is a Program Manager at ExpandED Schools.Dana Gethers, MS ExTRA TutorDana Gethers has been a beloved tutor at one of our MS ExTRA schools, whose inspiration for working with students co ... read more

What Factors Spark STEM Engagement?

ExpandED Schools

Marielle Lovecchio is a Zone Director with the Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA), a nationally recognized system of free, high-quality afterschool programs that provide academic support and new cre ... read more

Calling All High School Teachers: Spend Your Summer with ExpandED Options!

Candace Brazier-Thurman

Candace Brazier-Thurman is Program Director of ExpandED Options.The CrEST program emphasizes hands-on projects that offer learning in electronics, physical computing, robotics and other STEM disciplin ... read more

A Tale of Two Programs: When Gentrification Meets Expanded Learning Time | Dear Rashida...

Rashida Ladner-Seward

Rashida Ladner-Seward is Director of Program Support at ExpandED Schools. This blog is part of our bi-weekly advice column where we answer burning questions from program directors, educators and admin ... read more

You May Be Wrong Though You May Be Right

Penny Wang

Penny Wang is a research programs assistant at ExpandED Schools.Spring is in the air, and that can only mean one thing for the ExpandED Schools research team: Spring site visits! As the largest extern ... read more

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