Issue Brief New York is making a significant state-level investment in expanded learning time, and districts and schools across the state are considerably lengthening the school day.
Policymakers and educators can greatly enhance the academic experience and success of their students by lengthening time spent in school and forging partnerships with like-minded community actors.
Expanded learning time is a promising strategy that provides enrichment activities and academic support for low-income students and more collaboration time for their teachers.
Issue Brief Race to the Top states have demonstrated strong progress since the beginning of the program, but this is hard work and many have a good deal of work ahead to meet their Race to the Top commitments.
Report Schools that are redesigned with significantly more time for both student learning and teacher development and collaboration will be better prepared to meet the challenges of Common Core implementation.
Interactive See how the state plans for ESEA flexibility waivers compare.
Report We examine ESEA flexibility plans for the degree to which states intend to use them to expand learning time in schools.
Including expanded learning time in the 21st Century Community Learning Center program is a good policy move that will improve education for many children nationwide.
Tiffany D. Miller is Associate Director for School Improvement at American Progress. Her work focuses on all aspects of school improvement, including federal K-12 policy issues such as School Improvement Grants, Race to the Top, and Investing in Innovation, or i3, grants. She also focuses on educational innovation, including expanded learning time and high school […]