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Expanded Learning

Coming Full Circle

Jennifer Peck | Posted 11.05.2016 | Education
Jennifer Peck

For decades, k-12 education had a laser-like focus on academic success as measured by standardized test scores. While this was happening, educators struggled to find ways to provide the well-rounded educational experience for students they knew was important.

Summer Programs Enhance STEM Learning

Jennifer Peck | Posted 10.01.2016 | Education
Jennifer Peck

We live in a world filled with acronyms, and public education may be one of the worst offenders when it comes to a confusing alphabet soup of terms that only a portion of the population can understand.

Needed: More Better Learning Time

Karen Pittman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Karen Pittman

Kids don't need just more learning time -- they need more better learning time. When it comes to learning, the where and when don't matter as much as the what and how.

Congress' Chance to Help Students Get 21st Century Skills

Jennifer Peck | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Peck

At the local level, it has become increasingly clear that as states, districts, and schools are raising standards and increasing their focus on graduating students that are prepared for college and careers, there is a need to build capacity within the education system.

It's Education, Stupid

Jennifer Davis | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education
Jennifer Davis

We hold out hope that Americans will begin to see as a higher priority the necessity of strengthening our education system, if for no other reason but to keep alive the hope of their children achieving the American Dream.

Spreading Success: The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project

Jodi Grant | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education
Jodi Grant

We've learned a lot over the years about how our kids learn best. But putting that knowledge to work in our communities and classroom isn't always as easy as it sounds.

The Proof Behind Expanded Learning

Lucy Friedman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Lucy Friedman

The Expanding Learning and Afterschool Project is a 50-state initiative that gives educators easy and direct access to research and promising practices that can help them use time beyond the conventional school day most effectively for learning.

Why Are Longer School Days Vital?

Lucy Friedman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education
Lucy Friedman

If you believe that to close the achievement gap in this country we've got to close the opportunity gap, I invite you to tweet why you believe our nation should #expandEDin2012.

Raising Standards After 3 PM

Lucy Friedman | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education
Lucy Friedman

Proposed new standards neatly encapsulate a decade of independent research: in order to truly benefit kids, after-school program activities should be based on planned and sequenced curricula that support specific learning and developmental goals.

Expanded Learning? Extended Learning? Let's Just Make Sure There's More Quality Learning

Ron Fairchild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

On this National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform, it's a great time to talk about how to get American young people the extra learning time they need to prevent summer setback -- whatever you call that time.