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The Expanded Exchange

Join Us on Leap Day and Make the Most of Extra Time

Deb Levy
Monday, February 1, 2016
ExpandED Schools has just launched a Leap Day campaign to raise awareness of the learning gap and encourage everyone to make the most of extra time. Read full post

What I Learned From Going Back to Elementary School | Visiting ExpandED Schools

Evan Wu
Thursday, January 28, 2016
A couple of months ago, I had the awesome opportunity to visit PS 186, an ExpandED school that partners with NIA Community Services Network to serve elementary-aged students in Brooklyn. Read full post

How to Schedule & Plan a Great Visit From an Elected Official | Dear Rashida...

Rashida Ladner-Seward
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Dear Rashida, How do I get a city council member to visit our site? Read full post

Yoga, Pottery and Robotics, Oh My!

Michelle Phillips
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Here’s a snapshot of all the many ways our students find joy in school, discover their talents and renew engagement with learning. Read full post

How to Keep Moving When It's Too Cold for Recess | Dear Rashida...

Rashida Ladner-Seward
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Dear Rashida, How do we continue to maintain physical fitness activities in the cold winter months? Read full post

We Did It! Celebrating a Successful End-of-Year Appeal

Jhaneel Lockhart
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
I’m happy to announce that, thanks to your generosity, we’re celebrating the most successful ExpandED Schools end-of-year appeal on record! To everyone who helped spread the word on social media, sent in a donation, or told friends and family about the work we’re doing to close the learning gap: thank you. Read full post

Finding the Right Partner | Dear Rashida...

Rashida Ladner-Seward
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Dear Rashida, We’re seeking a great community partner to help develop an expanded learning program in our school, but we’re not sure of the qualities to look for, or even the best questions to ask. Any advice? Read full post

Measuring Math Mindset Proves We're Good at What We Enjoy | NeuroConnections

Katie Brohawn
Thursday, January 7, 2016
While previous studies have explored the connection between brain activity and math performance, a new study is the first to look at mindset as a potential mediating variable to that relationship and the first to suggest that students’ math performance could be impacted by how they *feel* about math. Read full post

Helping Kids Talk About Their Learning | Dear Rashida...

Rashida Ladner-Seward
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Dear Rashida, We’re trying to get our students to share more about what they are learning with their families. What are some questions I can share with families that will get kids talking about what they learned in the expanded day? Read full post

How to Get Better at Getting Better | Q&A With Dr. Anthony Bryk

Saskia Traill
Monday, January 4, 2016
I was fortunate enough to have had a conversation with Dr. Anthony Bryk, author of many books on school improvement and the president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He was seminal in the creation of the Framework for Great Schools, a foundation for accountability within the New York City Department of Education. We spoke about the findings in his latest book, "Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better." Read full post


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