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Top 10 Books (and Media) About Bullying

ExpandED Schools
Friday, April 13, 2012
Earlier this week, we gave you a few reading lists and tips that can help you start conversations with kids about bullying. If you haven't had time to parse through all that information, we’ve picked out a few recommendations. Read full post

City Council Leads

Lucy Friedman
Friday, April 13, 2012
From now to June 30 is a race to the end of the New York City budget season. As you know New York City potentially faces devastating cuts to its after-school system beginning July 1. Read full post

Weekly Roundup for April 13, 2012

Rebecca Forbes
Friday, April 13, 2012
It's National Library Week. Have you been to the library lately? Read full post

Science + More Time = Stronger Results

Saskia Traill
Monday, April 9, 2012
David Farbman, Senior Researcher at the National Center on Time & Learning, discusses how more school time and better science education are inextricably linked. Read full post

“Expanding” or “Extending” School Time?

Jess Tonn
Monday, April 9, 2012
What difference does it make? Take a look at two blog posts I read today. Read full post

Weekly Roundup for April 6, 2012

Rebecca Forbes
Friday, April 6, 2012
Here’s a mix of the old and the new: A NYC kindergarten class Tweets the activities of their day, delighting their family followers. Read full post

Stuck in the Middle

Christopher Caruso
Thursday, April 5, 2012
As in many parts of the country, NYC middle schools are struggling to effectively educate our adolescents. Last September, responding to the fact that middle school students are underperforming—less than 40 percent of 8th graders are currently at or above proficiency on standardized reading and math exams—NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced a targeted set of initiatives to “turn around” middle schools. Read full post

It Takes A Community To Sustain ELT Reforms

Lucy Friedman
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
No one has done more than the Obama administration to stimulate schools and communities to expand the frozen-in-time schedules of the traditional public school day and year. But in “Off the Clock: What More Time Can (and Can’t) Do for School Turnarounds,” Education Sector’s Elena Silva warns that the current wave of school-time expansion—seeded by the administration’s federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) program—could lead to a crushing let-down. Read full post

Weekly Roundup for March 30, 2012

Jess Tonn
Friday, March 30, 2012
A new report by Education Sector—complete with infographic—illustrates this important truth about expanding learning time: It isn’t just the amount of time added to the school day, but the quality of the teaching and learning that happens during that time that makes a difference. Read full post

What Teachers Make

Rebecca Forbes
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Some years ago, the story goes, Taylor Mali, then a teacher, was at a dinner party when a fellow guest snidely asked, “What do you make?” This provoking remark led to Mali’s poem “What Teachers Make,” now viewed millions of times online and at his performances. Today, Mali travels the world, teaching poetry and talking about the valuable, noble work of teaching. And now, the poem and its movement have grown into his new book of the same name, What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World, out today. Read full post


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