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Use It or Lose It: The Adolescent Brain

Katie Brohawn

Katie Brohawn directs research for TASC.Every spring, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) hosts the world’s largest education research conference. It is a mecca for edu-geeks like m ... read more

What's Inside a Middle Schooler's Mind?

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's president.Prepare to rethink your preconceptions about middle school. What I recently learned from neuroscientists is that the peak moment (post-infancy) to optimize a person's ... read more

NY State Leaders Expand Learning

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's president.Good news for nine school districts across New York State: Today they were awarded a combined $24 million in grants to expand learning time through the New York State ... read more

STEM & Social Learning Go Together

ExpandED Schools

This post originally appeared on the blog of Boston After School & Beyond and is written by the organization's Program Director for Partnerships and STEM, Ellen Dickenson.Together with an outstand ... read more

Summer Learning Round-Up

Therese Workman

Therese Workman is TASC's Web Communications Manager.Summer is nearly here, and school is letting out! Before we all kick off our flip-flops and nestle into hammocks, it’s good to take a look at som ... read more

"Beyond This World"

Jessica Simonson

Jessica Simonson is TASC's AmeriCorps Program Director.Since February, our AmeriCorps STEMLit instructor, Stephanie Reisnour, has been working with the 4th graders at the Young Scholars' Academy for D ... read more

New York Announces After-School Expansion

Susan Brenna

Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong, announced the selection of schools and ... read more

What's Lucy Reading?

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is TASC's president.As schools wrap up their spring terms with end-of-year showcases and displays of student talent, we’re thinking about all the elements that go into providing kids w ... read more

Tenacity + Support = Success

Rebecca Forbes

Rebecca Forbes is TASC's Research Programs Specialist.“You can’t pound the pavement alone.” Elizabeth Kahn, director of College Success Programs at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (C ... read more

NYSAN Chief Is a Rising Star

Susan Brenna

Susan Brenna is TASC's Chief Communications OfficerIt’s remarkable how often lovers of art, like Nora Niedzielski-Eichner, become champions for opportunities that unlock kids’ creativity. Nora, wh ... read more

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