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Blogs by Forum staff and by leaders around the country about getting young people ready for college, work and life.

Caution: Expanded Learning Time ≠ Expanded Learning

Karen Pittman
Thursday, December 1, 2011

The concept of expanded learning is gaining new traction all over the country - and that, ironically, should worry many of us who have been promoting it for years.

That's because many recent proposals would expand learning time, not necessarily expand learning opportunities. Expanding when and even where learning occurs is unlikely to produce more actual learning until we expand how we define and measure what and how students learn.

Giving Voice to Young Men of Color

Karen Pittman
Thursday, July 28, 2011

As an African-American woman, I take a deep breath every time a mainstream organization issues a report focused on a specific population group. Why? Because the reports run the risk of inadvertently blaming the victim.

That's why I'm so excited about a new report from the College Board.

Actually, it's more than a report: It's a whole new set of resources that bring urgency and realism to the educational roadblocks faced by young men of color.