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Lucy Friedman

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The Proof Behind Expanded Learning

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 3:32 PM

I'm proud today to join the launch of The Expanding Learning and Afterschool Project. This is a 50-state initiative that gives educators easy and direct access to research and promising practices that can help them use time beyond the conventional school day most effectively for learning.

I can...

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Why Are Longer School Days Vital?

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 3:31 PM

This week, a Twitter friend asked TASC to explain "why longer school days are vital." We couldn't come up with one140-character answer that encompassed all the reasons, but it took no time to come up with 15 answers (in 140 characters or less).

That's how a Twitter campaign...

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Congress on More Learning Time

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2011 | 5:47 PM

Recently a group of senators introduced five bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that included the "Empowering Local Educational Decision Making Act." This proposed bill eliminates dedicated federal funding for expanded learning opportunities during summer and beyond the traditional school day -- those very experiences that...

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Raising Standards After 3 PM

(2) Comments | Posted July 12, 2011 | 12:04 PM

This month, the New York City agency that built one of the nation's largest after-school systems shared a vision for how schools, community organizations and parents could forge closer partnerships to prepare many more of our kids to succeed in what the agency calls "a complex work environment that demands...

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An Opening for Digital Learning

(2) Comments | Posted February 1, 2011 | 3:34 PM

Digital learning is here, if not in every child's classroom, then in their lives.

But will these tools to help students go further, faster and be available to kids who have the farthest to go?

There aren't that many opportunities to hit the reset button on history, but we...

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A Win for Expanded Learning

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2010 | 10:59 AM

The movement to give American kids more time and opportunities to learn took a giant leap forward with action in the Senate this week.

The Senate introduced an omnibus spending bill that includes two significant advances for which we have long fought, along with many leaders, in after-school and...

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Unlocking the Power of More Learning Time

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 6:02 PM

There's more than one way to expand the school day so that kids make academic gains, engage more deeply in school and develop the resiliency they need to persist through high school and college graduation.

There's the method used by some high-performing charter schools, which do it in-house with...

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