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ExpandED Schools, 2016
During the summer, we interviewed Tony Bryk, Author of Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better and head of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His work was seminal in the creation of the Framework for Great Schools, which has spurred New York City schools to rethink the structures and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Improvement, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
Kanter, Julianne – ExpandED Schools, 2016
This paper reports on the findings from the STEM Educators Academy, an ExpandED Schools initiative where classroom teachers and after-school educators engage in joint professional development at premiere science institutions, then work together back at their schools to teach maker-design projects that spark student interest and cultivate curiosity…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Faculty Development, Public Schools, Team Teaching
Traill, Saskia; Brohawn, Katie – ExpandED Schools, 2015
In the 2013-14 school year, TASC entered the third year of its national demonstration of ExpandED Schools. Ten elementary and middle schools in New York City, Baltimore and New Orleans continued their partnerships with youth-serving community organizations, such as settlement houses or community development corporations. Together, principals,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Community Organizations, Extended School Day
ExpandED Schools, 2014
This guidebook was prepared by TASC (The After-School Corporation) and their Frontiers in Urban Science Education (FUSE) programs. FUSE is TASC's initiative to help more out-of-school-time programs and expanded learning time schools offer kids engaging, exciting and inspiring activities that promote science inquiry. The guidebook offers a a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, After School Programs, Inquiry, Science Activities
ExpandED Schools, 2014
ExpandED Schools (formerly TASC) has spent the past 17 years helping schools and community organizations find the right partners. This resource guide offers a guide to the strategic questions school teams might ask themselves and their potential partners to have the best outcomes for young people. The following attachment is included: School…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, Guides, Community Schools
ExpandED Schools, 2014
This guide is a list of tools that can be used in continued implementation of strong programming powered by Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies. This curated resource pulls from across the landscape of policy, research and practice, with a description of each tool gathered directly from its website.
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Guides, Evaluation Methods
Duffrin, Elizabeth – ExpandED Schools, 2014
At a recent national forum at the Ford Foundation in New York, 140 education and youth development professionals discussed how to better support adolescent learning. Drawing on the discussion and the latest research in neuroscience, psychology and cognitive learning science, TASC presents an action agenda that can be tailored to circumstances in…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Adolescent Development, Youth Opportunities, Position Papers
Traill, Saskia; Brohawn, Katie – ExpandED Schools, 2014
The After-School Corporation (TASC) 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 2013, NYC elementary and middle schools saw their average…
Descriptors: Attendance, Extended School Day, Enrichment Activities, Attendance Patterns
ExpandED Schools, 2014
Through ExpandED Options by TASC, New York City high school students get academic credit for learning career-related skills that lead to paid summer jobs. Too many high school students--including those most likely to drop out--are bored or see classroom learning as irrelevant. ExpandED Options students live the connection between mastering new…
Descriptors: High School Students, Youth Programs, Summer Programs, After School Programs
ExpandED Schools, 2014
Cross-sector cradle-to-career initiatives are increasingly central to communities' strategies to support children and youth. StriveTogether Cradle to Career Civic Infrastructure provides a framework for how a community comes together around a vision; improves and builds upon those efforts over time; and invests the community's resources…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Community Programs, Community Coordination, Youth Opportunities
Fiester, Leila – ExpandED Schools, 2014
In 1998, George Soros and Herb Sturz seized an opportunity to significantly improve children's lives by founding The After-School Corporation (TASC). They believed that increasing the quality and availability of after-school programs, with the ultimate goal of changing public policy, could transform the potential for many New York City kids who…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Educational Quality, Models, Program Development
ExpandED Schools, 2014
The national demonstration of ExpandED Schools, The After-School Corporation's (TASC) expanded learning model, was launched in 2011-12 in New York City, Baltimore, and New Orleans. The ExpandED Schools demonstration is being evaluated by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) and is rolling out at a time when there is heightened awareness among…
Descriptors: Observation, Interviews, Student Surveys, Partnerships in Education
Sinclair, Beth; Russell, Christina A.; McCann, Colleen; Hildreth, Jeanine L. – ExpandED Schools, 2014
Policy Studies Associates (PSA) is conducting a five-year evaluation of the implementation and impact of the national demonstration of a model for expanded learning time developed by "The After-School Corporation" (TASC). This model, called "ExpandED Schools," aims to transform the educational experiences of students in ways…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Program Implementation, Partnerships in Education, Individualized Instruction
Traill, Saskia; Brohawn, Katie – ExpandED Schools, 2014
An analysis of data from the second year of The After-School Corporation's (TASC's) national demonstration of an expanded school day for elementary and middle school students shows that ExpandED Schools improved school culture, decreased rates of students' chronic absenteeism and helped students develop positive learning habits and attitudes.…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, School Culture