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The Expanded Exchange

Capitol Hill is Talking Expanded Learning

Saskia Traill
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
DC continues to talk expanded learning—the Government Accountability Office and a bipartisan group of Senators are the latest to join the conversation. Read full post

Making Learning Cool

Elizabeth Olsson
Monday, April 23, 2012
In his work with the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard, Ronald Ferguson has explored how strongly students (in addition to parents and teachers) influence each other’s attitudes toward learning and development. We all know that kids can promote a toxic culture within a peer group that rewards disruptive behavior and apathy toward school and learning. This is a situation I often confronted as a seventh grade English Language Arts teacher in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Read full post

Weekly Roundup for April 20, 2012

Jess Tonn
Friday, April 20, 2012
Tameeka Ford Norville, director of after-school programs at our ExpandED Partner University Settlement, shared the story of losing her brother to gun violence six years ago in The New York Times. Tameeka "strongly, strongly believes" that her brother would be alive today if his 16-year-old shooter had had a place to go after school. If you agree, join Tameeka (and us) in the Campaign for Children. Read full post

New York Ideas for "I and I"

Charissa Fernandez
Friday, April 20, 2012
I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the inaugural New York Ideas festival on Monday afternoon: pleasure because it was a gathering of great minds talking about the defining issues of our times, and privilege because it was a rare opportunity to listen and reflect without being expected to decide, respond or produce at the end. Read full post

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

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

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


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