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Improvement Science and NetworkED Improvement Communities: An Interview With Dr. Anthony Bryk - A Resource Guide

In this interview with Dr. Anthony Bryk, he offers ways to rethink the structures and processes that lead to student achievement. As the NYC Department of Education is currently conducting a pilot using the tenets of improvement science to drive individual school efforts to improve their practice, we share Dr. Bryk's responses to our questions about improvement science and NetworkED Improvement Communities (NICs).

Making the Most of Expanded Learning in Community Schools - A Resource Guide

Mayor de Blasio’s bold vision for Community Schools describes how schools can work in collaboration with families, non-profits and other community organizations to that ensure young people reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. This paper outlines promising practices in expanded learning, a key component in Community Schools, and includes examples from schools that work with TASC, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, Generation Schools Network and National Center on Time & Learning.

Avoiding the Attendance Slump: Strategies to Maximize Learning Time in June - A Resource Guide

ExpandED Schools works to build education enrichment into an expanded school day because extra time spent in engaging learning activities leads to better outcomes in school and beyond. There’s one month, however, when students in many schools lose learning time: June. In this resource guide, we offer some specific strategies to increase learning time and attendance rates, boost engagement, minimize summer learning loss, and accelerate performance in the next grade.

Social and Emotional Learning: A Resource Guide and New Approach to Measurement in ExpandED Schools

This guide is a list of tools that can be used in continued implementation of strong programming
powered by Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies. This curated resource pulls from across the landscape of policy, research and practice, with a description of each tool gathered directly from its website.

Parent Engagement: Evidence on Impact

Effectively engaging parents is an area for focus and growth among many of the community organizations that partner with schools to expand learning opportunities. This new review of research evidence on parent engagement (first in a series of evidence reviews to be published by TASC) highlights three key variables that affect how parents interact with schools. Those include parents’ self-efficacy in offering support; their expectations and aspirations for the future of their children; and their perceptions of their schools’ receptivity to involvement.


GradTracker is a tool developed to help schools identify students’ progress toward graduation in the elementary, middle school and high school grades.


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