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Schools Are Trapped in the Past

Lucy Friedman

This op-ed by Lucy N. Friedman and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey originally appeared in the Albany Times Union.Schools today still operate as they did when our grandparents headed off to kindergarten. Most ... read more

Christine Quinn on Expanded Learning

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn cited three decades of research that shows more learning time “leads to greater academic achievement, better attend ... read more

What's Lucy Reading?

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.I’m looking forward to an upcoming meeting of ExpandED Schools teams where we’ll hear from psychologist Angela Duckworth, who applied the term “grit” to the c ... read more

Connecting the Dots on Expanded Learning Time

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.The U.S. is still providing education as if we lived in an agrarian economy “and we needed the children home to work the fields,” New York Governor Andrew M. Cuom ... read more

More Learning Time for NY Kids

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.I applaud New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for giving school districts the encouragement they need to get serious about expanding the school day or year by head-on addr ... read more

NY Commission Recommends More Learning Time

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.Today the New York State Education Reform Commission, chaired by Richard D. Parsons, issued eight preliminary recommendations (PDF, 1.4 MB) to Governor Andrew M. Cuom ... read more

You Can Help

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.The waning of the year leads inevitably to reflection. Today I’m thinking about how quickly the world is changing, and how hard it is for our schools to re-invent t ... read more

Talking to Children About Tragedy

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.For the past several days, the children, families, and educators of Newtown, CT, have been at the forefront of our hearts and minds. On our first day back to school a ... read more

What’s Lucy Reading?

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.On the Bridging Differences blog, Pedro Noguera and Deborah Meier are having a vivid exchange on how to re-set education reform to engage parents. Guess who wrote thi ... read more

The Great STEM Leap

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's President.When you consider the range of science and tech experiences now available to students outside of classes—from cloning bacteria to earning digital art Girl Scout bad ... read more

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