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MS ExTRA Literacy Institute 2017

MS ExTRA (Middle School ExpandED + Tutoring = Reading Achievement) is a collaboration between the NYC Department of Education and ExpandED Schools that is designed to improve literacy and provided expanded learning opportunities to middle school students. This two-day training is designed to help tutors develop a deeper understanding of MS ExTRA, prepare for implementation of the guided reading model and inspire excitement for the upcoming year.

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Behavior Management Series: Maintaining Consistency

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Send a Note to a 6th Grader, Impact a Future!

Deb Levy

Deb Levy is the Director of Marketing & Communications at ExpandED Schools.If you could go back in time, what would you say to your adolescent self? “We are opening the world for students b ... read more

What's Lucy Reading?

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is president of ExpandED Schools.  Reading an article in The Atlantic, “The Diminishing Role of Art in Children’s Lives,” a statement stood out: “Extensive evidence su ... read more

Job Opportunity: Director of Communications


ExpandED Schools works to ensure that students in low-income communities have opportunities to discover their talents and develop their full potential. We give kids more hours in the school day, bring more role models into the classroom, and infuse their learning with the arts, STEM, sports and character-building activities. These are the supports and experiences kids need in order to grow into caring, confident and successful adults.

House Appropriations Committee Cuts and Next Steps

Saskia Traill

Saskia Traill is Senior Vice President of Policy & Research at ExpandED Schools.Last week, the House Appropriations Committee voted to pass a spending bill that would cut $2.4 billion from the Dep ... read more


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One in a Million: Fashion Design, Protecting Your Heart, and Having Fun

ExpandED Schools

We reached our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Bianca, ... read more


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