Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Community Partnerships in Expanded Learning Time Schools
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Community Partnerships in Expanded Learning Time Schools

Time to Connect for Student Success

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 9:00am – 10:30am

WASHINGTON D.C. – Many schools with an expanded school calendar have partnered with community-based organizations, arts and cultural groups, and other such organizations to deliver enrichment opportunities that support students’ academic learning. In fact, for many expanded learning time schools, the increased time and redesigned calendar has elevated the role of community providers in the school by allowing them to become more integral to the school, serving more students, and participating in the school’s overall governance.

Join us for a discussion about the role that community partners play in schools that have an expanded school calendar. A new report from the Center for American Progress will launch the discussion. The report profiles community partnerships that four traditional public schools and one charter school have further developed to carry out their expanded school schedule. The lessons that these schools and community providers have learned—invaluable to practitioners and policymakers alike—will be shared.

A new policy brief examining how the successes of expanded learning time schools can be scaled up in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will also be highlighted.

Featured Panelists:

Kathleen Traphagen, Principal, Traphagen Consulting

Ned Eames, President & Founder, Tenacity Inc.

Patty Genese, Expanded Learning Time Facilitator, Jacob Hiatt Magnet School

Moderated By:

Melissa Lazarín, Associate Director of Education Policy, Center for American Progress

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.

RSVP: If you are a member of the press and would like to RSVP, please contact Suzi Emmerling at 202-481-8224 or [email protected].

Location: Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005

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