ADVISORY: How Expanded Learning Time Schools and Community Partnerships Work Together to Improve Outcomes for Students

Washington D.C. — On Monday, May 19, the Center for American Progress and Citizen Schools will host an event to discuss the ways in which community partnerships can effectively support schools that want to substantially lengthen the school day.

Schools across the country are significantly lengthening the school day to address both achievement and opportunity gaps. These schools, also known as expanded learning time schools, reimagine the school day to include more time for student academics, enrichment, teacher collaboration, professional development, and planning.

This event will discuss how expanded learning time schools and community partners that form authentic partnerships based on the school’s overall goals, student needs, and constant data analysis can yield strong outcomes for students while also providing teachers with more time for planning and collaboration.

Opening remarks:
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President of Policy, Center for American Progress

Jonathan Brice, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

Kerri Ayn Seow, Third Grade Teacher, Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School
Megan Bird, Managing Director of Programs, Citizen Schools Massachusetts
Chris Caruso, Senior Vice President of ExpandED Schools
Eric Schwarz, Co-Founder and CEO, Citizen Schools

Jennifer Davis, Co-Founder and President, National Center on Time & Learning

May 19, 2014
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:30 a.m. ET
A light breakfast will be provided at 9:30 a.m.

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

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