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Keeping Spring Attendance Up | Dear Rashida...

Rashida Ladner-Seward
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Dear Rashida, How can our school keep attendance up after spring testing and when better weather returns? Read full post

Beaming with Pride: ExpandED Kids Perform "The Lion King"

Therese Workman
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Paper vines and hand-drawn exotic animals covered the walls and entryways, transforming the room into a majestic jungle. The student actors’ beautifully crafted masks, costumes and face paint were breathtaking as they danced, leapt and sang in the glow of colored lights. Beyond the beautiful set design, amazing performances, dazzling lighting and costumes, something else left me speechless ... Read full post

Close the Learning Gap at Our 2016 Spring Benefit

Lucy Friedman
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Mark your calendars! ExpandED Schools invites you to a festive celebration at the Hippodrome on Thursday, May 5th from 6-8pm as we honor Dr. Ramón González, Principal of the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology; Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group; and Merryl Tisch, Chancellor Emeritus, New York State Board of Regents. Roger A. Blissett, Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets, LLC will serve as emcee. Read full post

April Fools' Day in the Classroom | Dear Rashida...

Rashida Ladner-Seward
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Dear Rashida, I really like April Fools’ Day. How should I communicate expectations for safe pranking with my students and staff? Read full post

What's Lucy Reading?

Lucy Friedman
Thursday, March 24, 2016
I'm reading a book on the accomplishments of women who have overcome societal obstacles and made major scientific breakthroughs, and a new brief that links schools and afterschool through social and emotional learning. Read full post

Thank You, Team ExpandED!

Jhaneel Lockhart
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
On March 20, ExpandED Schools will be participating in the United Airlines NYC Half for the second year, and we couldn’t be more excited! Announcing out 2016 team of runners who have committed to run to close the learning gap ... Read full post

Notes From Learning and the Brain Conference | NeuroConnections

Katie Brohawn
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
I recently attended a conference in San Francisco entitled "Shaping Student Mindsets: Promoting Academic Attitudes, Persistence and Performance." It was hosted by Learning & the Brain, whose mission is to connect educators to neuroscientists and researchers. Read full post

ICYMI … Reliving the ExpandED Salon in Video

Deb Levy
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
You may recall hearing about our ExpandED Salon held at YouTube Space NY a few months back. Soledad O’Brien moderated a panel that explored access to enriched learning and how best to bring about change in education. She was joined by an impressive panel that included Kevin Lieber, host of Vsauce2 on YouTube; Matthew Tabor, editor of educationnews.org; and Dale Russakoff, author of The Prize. Lucky for everyone, the event was filmed in front of a live audience, and the highlights are now available! Read full post

How to Prepare for When Staff Is Absent | Dear Rashida...

Rashida Ladner-Seward
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Dear Rashida, I’m wringing my hands! What to do?? One of my staff members is absent! Read full post

Building Strong School-Community Partnerships & Other Highlights From Our Peer Conference

Monica Ingkavet
Monday, March 14, 2016
We recently held our Peer Conference, which provided an opportunity for program directors to talk about their challenges and promising practices in expanding the school day, and included professional development. Thirty directors from 18 community-based organizations gathered at our offices for a full day of conversation, training and collaboration. Read full post


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