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The Expanded Exchange

Re-Name Out-of-School Time

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's president.I know how hard it can be to name a new initiative. TASC went through dozens of possibilities before we came up with ExpandED Schools (leaving ThinkLink, FutureBound ... read more

The Middle Schools Families Want

Christopher Caruso

Christopher Caruso is TASC's Senior Vice President of ExpandED Schools.Today in The Hechinger Report, I suggest that families, principals, teachers and schools' community partners take advantage of th ... read more

Good Advice, Esther Dyson

Susan Brenna

Susan Brenna is TASC's Chief Communications OfficerWhile following the #40Forward Twitter chat today between one of our directors, Esther Dyson, and the folks at StartUp Grind, I noticed that Esther's ... read more

Good Measure(s)

Eric Horowitz

Eric Horowitz is a TASC research analyst.Northwestern University economist Kirabo Jackson recently spoke at the New York City Federal Reserve about his research on how we can predict the impact of tea ... read more

Kids Solve Tomorrow's STEM Puzzles Today

Rebecca Forbes

Rebecca Forbes is TASC's Research Programs Specialist.Right now, students are imagining the future of technology through ExploraVision, a wide-ranging K-12 science competition sponsored by Toshiba and ... read more

Building a Better Not-Horse

Rebecca Forbes

Rebecca Forbes is TASC's Research Programs Specialist.How can community educators in out-of-school time programs effectively strengthen kids' ability to build social-emotional skills and develop a lov ... read more

Help Here with Family Engagement

Saskia Traill

Saskia Traill is TASC's vice president for policy and research.From teachers to opinionators in The New York Times, great minds are trying to figure out how to engage parents more effectively in their ... read more

Rules of Engagement

Eric Horowitz

Eric Horowitz is a TASC research analyst.Keith Robinson and Angel Harris have a piece in The New York Times on their new research that suggests that parental involvement is not all it’s cracked up t ... read more

Which Kids' Books Should We Re-Read?

Therese Workman

Therese Workman is TASC's Web Communications Manager.It’s almost Spring Break in NYC schools, which means a week for kids -- and adults -- to catch up on reading for the joy of it. Inspired by this ... read more

Setting the Stage with Mr. A

Therese Workman

Therese Workman is TASC's Web Communications Manager. I visited IS 143 in the Bronx to take in the BELL Spring Delight Showcase, where kids dazzled each other and parents with performances showin ... read more

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