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Closing the Learning Gap and Expanding Opportunities: 2014 Annual Report

We invite you to experience what's different about ExpandED Schools by TASC, including a broader and enriched curriculum, more teaching talent, a schedule that meets the needs of kids and their parents and—most importantly—more opportunities for kids to develop their full potential. Our 2014 Annual Report highlights important initiatives like MS ExTRA, which lengthens the middle school day in order to build in daily book clubs, enrichment and social/emotional supports, and the STEM Educators Academy, which promotes collaboration between classroom teachers and community educators to spark student passion and transform kids into explorers and scientists.

Making the Most of Expanded Learning in Community Schools - A Resource Guide

Mayor de Blasio’s bold vision for Community Schools describes how schools can work in collaboration with families, non-profits and other community organizations to that ensure young people reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. This paper outlines promising practices in expanded learning, a key component in Community Schools, and includes examples from schools that work with TASC, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, Generation Schools Network and National Center on Time & Learning.

More and Better Learning: Year Three Report on ExpandED Schools

What we learned is that ExpandED Schools offers a powerful strategy for schools to advance their culture, foster healthy social and emotional development of young people, and promote academic progress. Over three years, as we’ve built growth mindsets in the children we educate, we have also fostered within the school communities we’ve supported a belief in their continued growth as well. These schools can assess progress and evolve, continually building skills for future success. These implementation findings are coupled with strong academic, social and emotional gains for students, and strong ratings of school climate by parents, teachers and students.

Avoiding the Attendance Slump: Strategies to Maximize Learning Time in June - A Resource Guide

ExpandED Schools works to build education enrichment into an expanded school day because extra time spent in engaging learning activities leads to better outcomes in school and beyond. There’s one month, however, when students in many schools lose learning time: June. In this resource guide, we offer some specific strategies to increase learning time and attendance rates, boost engagement, minimize summer learning loss, and accelerate performance in the next grade.

Growing an ExpandED Day: 2012 Annual Report

Remember what it was like to leave grade school for the shockingly adult life of 6th grade? You had to be alert, diligent, hardworking. You had to keep track, keep up and keep going through the highs and lows. In our 2013 Annual Report, we introduce the launch of Middle School ExTRA, one of the nation's largest efforts to re-engineer the outdated school day by focusing on this critical turning point.

A New Focus on Middle School: 2013 Annual Report

Remember what it was like to leave grade school for the shockingly adult life of 6th grade? You had to be alert, diligent, hardworking. You had to keep track, keep up and keep going through the highs and lows. In our 2013 Annual Report, we introduce the launch of Middle School ExTRA, one of the nation's largest efforts to re-engineer the outdated school day by focusing on this critical turning point.

Connect2Tech: Supporting Computer Science and Computational Creativity

New York City is the nation’s second largest and fastest growing technology hub, with tech-related jobs increasing by over 28% in the past 5 years. However, few teachers are prepared to teach computer science (CS). The after-school field and expanded learning programs can fill this gap by offering exposure to STEM careers, creating on-ramps for computer science, and empowering people to express themselves with technology.

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