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One in a Million: Middle School Is the Next Level

ExpandED Schools
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Joseph, a 6th grader in the Bronx. He’s 1 in a million! Read full post

Meet Esther Dyson: Cosmonaut and an Honoree at Our Spring Benefit

ExpandED Schools
Thursday, April 6, 2017
We’re gearing up for our 2017 Spring Benefit where we’ll be celebrating our reaching 1 million students since our founding. Meet Esther Dyson, Spring Benefit honoree: journalist and commentator on emerging digital technology, a philanthropist and an entrepreneur through EDventure Holdings. Esther also serves on the Board of Directors of ExpandED Schools and received a completion certificate from the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Read full post

One in a Million: Learning About Life Through Baseball

ExpandED Schools
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Ryan, a 7th grader in the Bronx. He’s 1 in a million! Read full post

Holy Guacamole! A Visit From Chipotle Inspires Healthy Eating

ExpandED Schools
Friday, March 31, 2017
Last week, Chipotle visited P.S. 64 Educational Alliance during the expanded day with its RAD Lands initiative to show just how delicious it can be to eat healthy. Read full post

One in a Million: Business Projects and Best Advice

ExpandED Schools
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Modesty, a 6th grader in the Bronx. She’s 1 in a million! Read full post

ExpandED Schools Pathways Fellowship Kicks Off Year Two

Marissa Badgley
Monday, March 27, 2017
On March 22, the ExpandED Schools Pathways Fellowship launched its second year with an orientation for newly selected field placement site directors. Enthusiastic representatives from the Child Center of NY (CCNY), Education Alliance, Morningside Center, the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) and University Settlement convened to not only discuss expectations for next year, but to also reflect on this past year and dream about the future. Read full post

One in a Million: Letting people see who you really are

ExpandED Schools
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Aaron, a 9th grader in the Bronx. He’s 1 in a million! Read full post

Evidence for Afterschool and Expanded Learning

Saskia Traill
Monday, March 20, 2017
In fact, there *is* demonstrable evidence that after-school and expanded learning programs are helping kids do better in school. We’ve compiled a short list for the White House budget chief. Read full post

After-school funding is in real danger. Here are two ways to stand up for kids.

Shannon Stagman
Friday, March 17, 2017
There is a real danger that 21st Century Community Learning Centers will sustain deep cuts. What can we do here in New York to prepare for the possibility of cuts to federal after-school funding? Read full post

Meet Our United Airlines NYC Half Runners!

ExpandED Schools
Thursday, March 16, 2017
On March 19, ExpandED Schools will be participating in the United Airlines NYC Half for the 3rd year, and we couldn’t be more excited! Meet these runners who have committed to run to close the learning gap. Read full post

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