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What's Lucy Reading?

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's president.Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane, in their new book, note that American kids have long had unequal access to excellent schools. "What is different today from sev ... read more

Middle School Quality Affects High School Attendance

Eric Horowitz

Eric Horowitz is a TASC research analyst.One troubling problem for our education system is how attendance declines among students who are transitioning from middle to high school. Though encroaching a ... read more

A Tutoring Breakthrough

Katie Brohawn

Katie Brohawn directs research for TASC.I hope you didn't miss this New York Times report from Motoko Rich on new research that shows that low income young men of color in high school can signficantly ... read more

High School Feedback

Jama Toung

Jama Toung is TASC's Chief Development Officer.Not long ago I spoke to a group of New Jersey high school students about TASC's mission to transform the classic 6-hour school day. My talk began at 7 PM ... read more

What's Next After School in New York

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's president.Today in his annual budget address, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed the largest expansion of after-school programs in the history of New York State. At TASC, we wel ... read more

Art Blooms at a Middle School

Christopher Caruso

Christopher Caruso is TASC's senior vice president of ExpandED Schools.M.S. 223 -- the first school the new chancellor visited on her first day on the job -- is spotlighted again  in the Daily Ne ... read more

Role Models for Real

Eric Horowitz

Eric Horowitz is a TASC research analyst.Over the last two decades, many researchers have investigated whether it's beneficial for a student to have a teacher who shares his or her gender. Though the ... read more

After School with the Mayor

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's president.With Chancellor Carmen Farina at his side, Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday reiterated his commitment to providing all New York City middle school students with after-s ... read more

Competency-Based Learning Grows

This post, by Jen Rinehart, was originally published on "Afterschool Snack," the blog of the Afterschool Alliance.From K-12 classrooms to after-school settings to higher education, there is a growing ... read more

What's Lucy Reading?

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's president.Veteran education journalist Gene I. Maeroff turns his attention in a new book to the effort to reform education in Syracuse by the nonprofit organization Say Yes to ... read more

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