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Skills You Need in a Crisis

Saskia Traill

Saskia Traill is TASC's Vice President of Policy and Research.Author’s note: I wrote this just before Sandy hit, and before we knew just how many New Yorkers, kids included, would have their resilie ... read more

Together for Tomorrow

Saskia Traill

Saskia Traill is TASC's Vice President of Policy and Research.On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education recognized 24 organizations from across the country as exemplars of school-community partnersh ... read more

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Saskia Traill

For Teacher Appreciation Week, I’m glad to recognize a few stand-out pedagogues in my life.Faith Hermann at Hereford Middle School: for attending a play I was in outside of school, and for giving me ... read more

Helping Kids, One at a Time, By the Numbers

Saskia Traill

A Gotham Schools article this week profiled a school, MS 244 in the Bronx, whose leaders use attendance, behavior and academic data to identify children who need extra support. That keen attention to ... read more

Capitol Hill is Talking Expanded Learning

Saskia Traill

DC continues to talk expanded learning—the Government Accountability Office and a bipartisan group of Senators are the latest to join the conversation. Many of you probably saw the recent GAO assess ... read more

Raising Graduation Rates With Community Partners

Saskia Traill

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 e ... read more

Science + More Time = Stronger Results

Saskia Traill

This guest post by David Farbman, Senior Researcher at the National Center on Time & Learning, originally appeared in the Time Matters Blog.This week, NCTL hosted a science event with the The ... read more

New York Waiver Application Supports Expanded Learning

Saskia Traill

New York State has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Education for waiver from many of the regulations under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also known in its curren ... read more

What About Expanding High School Learning Time?

Saskia Traill

Shania Green's expanded learning day included an internship at a local sports camp.What does a re-design of the school day for high school students look like? We‘ve been working with a small group o ... read more

Top 10 Lessons From State Legislative Staff

Saskia Traill

Hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures, I spent the weekend in sunny Tampa at a meeting with legislative staff who focus on education issues. Seventeen states were represented. We spe ... read more

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