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From Meeting to Impact: How One Foundation’s Investment of $25,000 Spurred Large-Scale Collaboration

The original intent of the STEM Education Network was to better understand the STEM professional development available for out-of-school time staff and to develop a model to deliver effective STEM training. The Pinkerton Foundation, providing a one-year $25,000 grant, challenged the organizations to include at least one collaborative project that delivered on-the-ground STEM programming to a substantial number of disadvantaged young people.

STEM Educators Academy Research Brief | Resource Guide

This paper reports on the promising findings of our STEM Educators Academy, an ExpandED Schools initiative where classroom teachers and after-school educators engage in joint professional development at premiere science institutions and then work together back at their schools to teach maker-design projects that spark student interest and cultivate curiosity in STEM subjects.

Year Four of ExpandED Schools National Demonstration: Lessons for Scale and Sustainability

Policy Studies Associates (PSA) has evaluated the national demonstration of ExpandED Schools since the demonstration, supported by The Wallace Foundation and others, was launched in the 2011-12 school year in 10 schools in New York City, Baltimore and New Orleans. Over four years, the evaluation explored the approaches that participating schools took to adopting the ExpandED Schools model, in particular seeking to understand the conditions that support—or hinder—the implementation of an expanded day.

Every Day Is Leap Day in ExpandED Schools

Early astronomers reimagined time to give us an extra day every four years. We reimagine time to give kids extra learning every day of the week. By adding time and enrichments to the school day, we help close the learning gap. It’s like every day is Leap Day in ExpandED Schools.

Improvement Science and NetworkED Improvement Communities: An Interview With Dr. Anthony Bryk - A Resource Guide

In this interview with Dr. Anthony Bryk, he offers ways to rethink the structures and processes that lead to student achievement. As the NYC Department of Education is currently conducting a pilot using the tenets of improvement science to drive individual school efforts to improve their practice, we share Dr. Bryk's responses to our questions about improvement science and NetworkED Improvement Communities (NICs).

Making the Most of Expanded Learning in Community Schools - A Resource Guide

Mayor de Blasio’s bold vision for Community Schools describes how schools can work in collaboration with families, non-profits and other community organizations to that ensure young people reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. This paper outlines promising practices in expanded learning, a key component in Community Schools, and includes examples from schools that work with TASC, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, Generation Schools Network and National Center on Time & Learning.

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