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Longer School Year

Alexandra Svokos

New York's School Schedule Wastes Billions Of Dollars: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

School schedules with afternoon dismissals and long summer breaks contribute to an achievement gap between low-income and wealthier students and waste...

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

Jennifer Davis | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Davis

While the Common Core State Standards in two subjects represent a groundbreaking step forward, we cannot wait another twenty years for American schools to focus on the broader subjects and skills that are necessary to prepare students for success in our changing world.

Andrew Cuomo Unveils New York Education Agenda

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Andrew Ujifusa | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education

Expanding the amount of learning time for students and creating a new class of higher-paid "master teachers" are among the major changes New York stat...

Celebrating 10 Years of Working Hard and Being Nice

Jennifer Davis | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education
Jennifer Davis

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, and what the future holds for both.

Celebrating Pioneers

Jennifer Davis | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education
Jennifer Davis

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.

It's Time to Succeed

Chris Gabrieli | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education
Chris Gabrieli

Here's a very simple, common sense idea -- if you practice something more, you get better at it; if you can't complete everything you need to do, take more time.

Using Time to Improve Student Performance

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Research shows that time may be the most essential resource of the education system. However, it is important to recognize that merely increasing the amount of time students are in school is not a panacea for improving student performance.

The Longest School Year In Denver

Posted 12.05.2011 | Denver

Denver's Manual High School students will have a really short summer in 2012. Shortly after the Fourth of July holiday, Manual H.S. students will begi...

Madison Labor Leaders Join Chicago Teachers Union Rally

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

After standing at the forefront of massive, unprecedented protests over collective bargaining and workers' rights on their home turf earlier this year...

Child Abuse Takes Many Forms

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.31.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

And so thousands and thousands of little kids will sacrifice huge chunks of childhood in service of this ill-considered nonsense. It is heartbreaking to think of what these policy-makers are doing to children.

Why Aren't Schools Teaching Our Children Their Rights and Freedoms?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John W. Whitehead

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."-- Thomas Jefferson According to President Barack Obama, makin...