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Reinventing School: Summary and Materials from 6,000-Hour Learning Gap Forum

Decrying not just an achievement gap but a “justice gap” and a “dream gap” between students from lower and higher income families, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker opened a forum on October 31, 2013 that introduced leaders in business, education and philanthropy to a three-year, public-private project to expand learning time in 20 New York City middle schools, with a focus on small-group literacy tutoring.

Raising Standards After 3 PM

TASC President Lucy N. Friedman responds to a concept paper published by New York's Department of Youth and Community Development, in which city officials lay out explicit standards and expectations for how school-community partners can and must support students' academic progress as well as their social and emotional development.

Testimony Before the New York Education Reform Commission

At Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Education Reform Commission hearing at Bank Street College of Education on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, TASC's President Lucy N. Friedman presented the ExpandED Schools model, the benefits of school-community partnerships, and ExpandED Schools' demonstrated results.

A Year of Lessons From Expanded Learning Time

In an essay published in the New York Nonprofit Press, Lucy N. Friedman describes how the ELT / NYC initiative is showing the way toward a seamless learning day that increases academic time, but also brings rigor and structure to enrichments such as arts and science.
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