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No Child Left Behind Waivers Report
Bilingual teacher Maritza Roman, left, meets with parent Andrea Rosa, right, for a parent-teacher conference for Rosa's daughter Angelica Vilorio, center, at Windham Center School in Windham, Connecticut.
<br /> (AP/Jessica Hill)

No Child Left Behind Waivers

Jeremy Ayers and Isabel Owen, with the help of Glenda Partee and Theodora Chang, outline themes across state applications to waive certain parts of No Child Left Behind, and offer recommendations for states and the Department of Education for the future.

Jeremy Ayers, Isabel Owen

Take Your Time Article
The Matthew Kuss Middle School, above, was one of the first schools in  Massachusetts to receive funding to expand the school day, and it used  that funding to lengthen each school day by 90 minutes. It saw a marked increase in student achievement. (Flickr/<a href=roguelazer)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/kuss_school_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/kuss_school_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/kuss_school_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/kuss_school_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/kuss_school_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Take Your Time

States granted a waiver from the administration under No Child Left Behind should take advantage of the option to use funding to expand learning time, argues Isabel Owen.

Isabel Owen

Time Matters Article
Time in school has been identified as one of the key factors leading to academic success in high-performing schools, along with strong school leadership, effective teaching, data-driven instruction, and a culture of excellence. (AP/Rob Carr)

Time Matters

Students need more time in school to prepare for college and careers in an increasingly competitive global economy, and a new bill will help them get it, writes Isabel Owen.

Isabel Owen

Breaking the Mold Report
Educationally disadvantaged kids can benefit from both the community-school and expanded-learning-time models. (AP/Don Ryan)

Breaking the Mold

Isabel Owen examines two schoolwide reform models that challenge the rigid boundaries of the conventional school model in order to close the achievement gap.

Isabel Owen