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The Expanded Exchange

Students Build Businesses through Market Makers

Daniel Levitt
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
ExpandED Schools works with community partners to provide high quality financial literacy education to middle school students through our Market Makers entrepreneurship initiative. Students participating in Market Makers clubs learn important lessons about budgeting, borrowing, and marketing as they design and execute their own business. Read full post

Looking Back to Look Ahead: Reflections from Every Hour Counts’ Racial Equity Training

Ally Margolis
Friday, July 26, 2019
Fahren Johnson was one of forty participants, from thirteen communities across the country, who traveled to the Minneapolis YMCA Equity Innovation Center of Excellence in June to take part in our racial equity workshop, facilitated by the Racial Equity Institute (REI) and hosted in partnership with Youthprise. Read full post

Advancing STEM Education for All in New York City

Emma Banay
Thursday, July 25, 2019
The City's largest network of STEM educators united this year to transform STEM education of New York City's children. Through five working groups and quarterly citywide convenings, network members developed common purpose on key themes in order to fuel collective efforts. Please join the Network if you are interested in helping to develop and implement these key themes for STEM education. Read full post

Preparing New York City’s Young People for Careers

Saskia Traill
Thursday, July 18, 2019
New York City is at a unique moment to advance career readiness for young people, and the NYC STEM Education Network can be a leader in the City’s collective efforts. Read full post

New York City STEM Education Network Pursues Social Justice

Emma Banay
Thursday, July 11, 2019
ExpandED Schools has had the honor of facilitating the New York City STEM Education Network for the past seven years. The Network serves as a catalyst for new ideas, partnerships and collaborative projects, which expand, enhance and sustain learning opportunities for all learners of all ages in NYC. Read full post

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
Monday, September 24, 2018
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 authors of the study, Dr. David Figlio from Northwestern University and NBER and Drs. Kristian Holden and Umut Ozek from the American Institutes for Research who kindly answered some of our most pressing questions. Read full post

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

Katie Brohawn
Monday, August 20, 2018
ExpandED Schools has long promoted and supported educators in teaching growth mindset. Now, new research confirms its importance. Read full post

Summer Skills Loss: Early Work Experiences Matter

Linda M. Rodríguez
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Early work experiences contribute to long-term employment prospects and economic mobility. Not having access to summer jobs can impact opportunities for future success. Read full post

Building a Better Educator Pipeline

Steve Roberts
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
ExpandED School's Pathways: Computer Science *(CS) program is bringing more diversity and a much-needed vibrancy and sense of fun to computer science education. Read full post

Why “You Being You,” Matters for Pathways Fellows

Jael Baez
Monday, July 16, 2018
The ExpandED School's Pathways Fellowship held a graduation ceremony for this year's cohort, with a commencement address delivered by Pathways mentor Jael Baez, a teacher at the Highbridge Green School. Here is his inspiring speech to these soon-to-be educators. Read full post


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