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Jennifer Davis

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The Powerful Trend to Improve Schools through Expanded Learning Time

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 6:06 PM

As state legislators and school boards complete their sessions and schools break for the summer, we are reminded of the tremendous momentum over this past year to expand and strengthen learning time in schools.

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Unified School Board unanimously passed a resolution calling for...

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The Common Core is Only the Beginning of How U.S. Schools Need to Change

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 1:08 PM

In 1994, I was a part of the Clinton Administration team responsible for gaining Congressional approval and supporting the state implementation of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act -- the education reform legislation that launched the standards movement. Twenty years later we finally have a set of rigorous and common...

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Can We Talk About Gun Safety Now?

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 1:15 PM

Just two weeks ago, I spent the day visiting Connecticut schools with Governor Malloy. We visited elementary schools that are planning to expand learning time next year through an initiative on which my organization, the National Center on Time & Learning, is partnering with the state. In my...

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It's Education, Stupid

(3) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 2:16 PM

As the presidential campaign moves into its final two weeks and the candidates crisscross the country focusing mostly on the economy, I've been frustrated by how little attention education has received on the campaign trail. Often candidates for national office spend more time talking about issues of dollars and cents...

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Celebrating 10 Years of Working Hard and Being Nice

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 3:25 PM

Attending the KIPP 10th Annual School Summit last week gave me the chance to reflect on my early work with KIPP, its intersection with my organization, the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), and what the future holds for both.

Between 2004 and 2006, my then...

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Celebrating Pioneers

(2) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 4:09 PM

This week we mourn the passing of Dr. Sally Ride. It is no exaggeration to say that the word "pioneer" was invented for people like her. The first American woman in space, Ride was an inspiration to a generation of young women and girls who could see the "glass ceiling"...

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Work-life Balance and Our Outdated School Schedule

(10) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 5:08 PM

Last weekend, as I balanced spending time with my five-year-old daughter and completing numerous work-related projects, I read "Why Women Still Can't Have it All", the cover article in The Atlantic by Anne-Marie Slaughter that is generating lots of buzz. I felt like I was reliving my own...

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