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Tiffany D. Miller Archives

The High Cost of Truancy

School desks block a street in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters. book_alt2 icon Report Chronic truancy has short-term consequences for students but can have long-lasting effects for individuals, families, and communities.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Common Core for College Readiness

Tiffany Miller writes about how the Common Core can help prepare disadvantaged students for higher education.

by Tiffany D. Miller | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement

principal public elementary school article icon Issue Brief Research suggests that school turnaround is possible in the presence of a concerted strategy and comprehensive, dramatic actions.

by Tiffany D. Miller and Catherine Brown | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Linked Learning

classroom book_alt2 icon Report Linked Learning offers a promising systemic approach to high school reform that is designed to address challenges facing underserved students who have been ill prepared for college and career.

by Monica R. Almond and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New York: Expanding Time, Increasing Opportunities for Achievement

New York City schoolchildren listen as Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks article icon 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.

by Tiffany D. Miller | Monday, June 9, 2014

All Hands on Deck: How Expanded Learning Time and Community Partners Can Benefit Students

music classPolicymakers 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.

by Tiffany D. Miller | Monday, May 19, 2014

Infographic: How Expanded Learning Time Boosts Student Achievement and Closes Opportunity Gaps

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.

by Tiffany D. Miller and Julie Zucker | Monday, May 19, 2014

Four Years Later, Are Race to the Top States on Track?

AP class article icon 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.

by Tiffany D. Miller and Robert Hanna | Monday, March 24, 2014

Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation

Teacher and student high five book_alt2 icon 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.

by David A. Farbman, David J. Goldberg, Tiffany D. Miller | Friday, January 31, 2014

Are States Using Flexibility Waivers to Expand Learning Time in Schools?

cursor icon Interactive See how the state plans for ESEA flexibility waivers compare.

by Tiffany D. Miller | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waivers

Children reading book_alt2 icon Report We examine ESEA flexibility plans for the degree to which states intend to use them to expand learning time in schools.

by Tiffany D. Miller | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Expanded Learning Time Should Be Part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program

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.

by Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tiffany D. Miller

Tiffany D. Miller is the Director of Education Innovation¬†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 reform. […]

| Wednesday, May 15, 2013