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Struggling to Find Staff | Dear Rashida...

Rashida Ladner-Seward
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Dear Rashida, A few of my staff recently transitioned into full-time job opportunities and I’m struggling to find quality people to fill the vacancies. I also run a summer camp, so I need to fill these positions soon. Help! Read full post

Cocktails and Comic Books; Appetizers and Apps – There’s a lot to enjoy at next week’s Spring Benefit

Deb Levy
Monday, April 25, 2016
Next Thursday, we’ll be celebrating the enriched education and enhanced opportunities we bring to students and schools throughout New York City. Guests at our May 5th Spring Benefit will have the chance to mingle with kids and teaching artists and experience hands-on learning. It’ll be like going back to school – only with passed hors d'oeuvres, a light jazz soundtrack and cocktails. Read full post

The Research Team Goes to Washington

ExpandED Schools
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Two ExpandED Schools research team members, Shannon Stagman and Erika Samuels, recently attended the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Washington, DC to promote and discuss promising practices for developing Out-of-School Time programs that produce positive outcomes for students. Read full post

When I Met My Brain | NeuroConnections

Katie Brohawn
Thursday, April 14, 2016
A new study entitled "When I Met My Brain: Participating in a neuroimaging study influences children’s naïve mind-brain conceptions supports a new activity for promoting growth mindset" shows that seeing your actual brain has an impact on your mind-brain conception. Read full post

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


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