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The Expanded Exchange

Protecting Crucial Learning Opportunities in NYC

Susan Brenna
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Let’s make sure we’re not producing a new generation of latch-key kids. Read full post

Raising Graduation Rates With Community Partners

Saskia Traill
Monday, April 16, 2012
Congratulations to Graduate NYC! for going live and launching workshops for professionals from community organizations who offer high school students college guidance they can otherwise find nowhere else. I hope it’s the beginning of even more attention to the role of community partners in high schools. Read full post

City Council Leads

Lucy Friedman
Friday, April 13, 2012
From now to June 30 is a race to the end of the New York City budget season. As you know New York City potentially faces devastating cuts to its after-school system beginning July 1. Read full post

Weekly Roundup for April 13, 2012

Rebecca Forbes
Friday, April 13, 2012
It's National Library Week. Have you been to the library lately? Read full post

Talking to Kids About Bullying: Where to Start

ExpandED Schools
Friday, April 13, 2012
Research shows that reading is a great way to teach kids empathy and other forms of social and emotional intelligence. A number of us TASCers have literary backgrounds and thereby like to hustle our bookish agendas wherever we go, so this week we’re offering up some suggestions for books and other media that parents and educators can use to engage children in conversations about bullying. Read full post

Top 10 Books (and Media) About Bullying

ExpandED Schools
Friday, April 13, 2012
Earlier this week, we gave you a few reading lists and tips that can help you start conversations with kids about bullying. If you haven't had time to parse through all that information, we’ve picked out a few recommendations. Read full post

Science + More Time = Stronger Results

Saskia Traill
Monday, April 9, 2012
David Farbman, Senior Researcher at the National Center on Time & Learning, discusses how more school time and better science education are inextricably linked. Read full post

“Expanding” or “Extending” School Time?

Jess Tonn
Monday, April 9, 2012
What difference does it make? Take a look at two blog posts I read today. Read full post

Weekly Roundup for April 6, 2012

Rebecca Forbes
Friday, April 6, 2012
Here’s a mix of the old and the new: A NYC kindergarten class Tweets the activities of their day, delighting their family followers. Read full post

Stuck in the Middle

Christopher Caruso
Thursday, April 5, 2012
As in many parts of the country, NYC middle schools are struggling to effectively educate our adolescents. Last September, responding to the fact that middle school students are underperforming—less than 40 percent of 8th graders are currently at or above proficiency on standardized reading and math exams—NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced a targeted set of initiatives to “turn around” middle schools. Read full post


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