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The 60-Minute Challenge

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.Since the 1970s, the amount of time American kids spend being physically active has steadily declined, leaving them prone to obesity, anxiety, depression and diabetes ... read more

What's Lucy Reading?

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.It wasn’t so many years ago when mention of the “opportunity gap” would prompt a puzzled question: What’s that? Now, a week doesn’t go by without smart new ... read more

More Time for NYC Middle Schools

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.Today I joined members of the New York City Council including Speaker Christine C. Quinn, New York City Department of Education leaders including Chancellor Dennis M. ... read more

Students Progress in ExpandED Schools

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.An analysis of data from TASC’s national demonstration of a longer school day shows that elementary and middle school students in ExpandED Schools improved their ac ... read more

TASC-NCTL Joint Statement on New York State Budget

Lucy Friedman

Joint Statement by Lucy Friedman, President of TASC, and Jennifer Davis, Co-founder & President, National Center on Time & Learning:Governor Cuomo and New York State legislators took a bold st ... read more

Good News for Expanded Learning in New York State

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.We commend New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and state legislators who are poised to put New York in the forefront of a national movement to expand learning time. The ... read more

A Longer School Day in Cuba

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President. As part of a recent educational tour of Cuba, I was fortunate to spend a morning visiting an elementary school in Havana. The 591-student “semi-boarding school,” ... read more

What's Lucy Reading?

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President. I’m still thinking about something I heard Angela Duckworth say recently, that confusion is the signal emotion of learning—because if you’re practicing somethi ... read more

What's Lucy Reading?

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President. How will the Common Core State Standards change what educators do? While conceding that “we don’t know how, exactly, CCSS will be implemented at the state, distr ... read more

How to Be Gritty

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President. This post originally appeared in the Audacious Ideas blog.If you’ve heard more in the past year than ever before about the role that grit and resiliency play in st ... read more

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