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Save NYC Beacon Centers

Lucy Friedman

I'm saddened to learn about the closing of seven Beacon Centers in NYC. Twenty years ago, my friend and visionary leader former Mayor David Dinkins asked me to lead the advisory commission that create ... read more

Making Kids Part of the Conversation

Rebecca Forbes

At Thirteen’s 2012 Celebration of Teaching and Learning last week, Wes Moore, an author, youth advocate and veteran, noted that the young people of our country can’t just be “subjects” in conv ... read more

Weekly Roundup for March 16, 2012

Jess Tonn

AmeriCorps member Rafiel Pastor and student Vanessa Benitez examine plant specimens at the Queens Botanical Garden.>   NYCAN has a new blogging fellowship for public school teachers, prin ... read more

Learning From Teachers Around the World

Lucy Friedman

I’m sharing a couple of quick thoughts from this week’s International Summit on the Teaching Profession. Andreas Schleicher started us off by describing what OECD has learned from international ed ... read more

Message to the NYC City Council

Lucy Friedman

We appreciate the opportunity today for a member of TASC’s staff, Rachel Sabella, to testify before the Youth Services Committee of the New York City Council. We urge Council members to stop the inc ... 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

Weekly Roundup for March 9, 2012

Jess Tonn

>   A new survey finds that phys ed is the most popular subject among middle schoolers, followed by art and math. Not surprisingly, kids also said they prefer “hands-on, interactive act ... read more

Campaigning for Children in NYC

Charissa Fernandez

For more info, read the Campaign for Children's impact brief: http://www.campaignforchildrennyc.com/impact-brief. While I find it deeply troubling that such a group is needed, I was proud to repr ... read more

Weekly Roundup for March 2, 2012

Jess Tonn

Read Across America Day is today, March 2.>   Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Happy Read Across America Day! Click here to find out how folks in your community are celebrating their love of re ... read more

Learning With #techafter3

Jess Tonn

Our friends at CBASS (@cbass_national) hosted a great discussion on digital learning beyond the classroom yesterday. The overall takeaway: New technologies present valuable opportunities for kids to e ... read more


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