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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.

Investing in Children's After-School Hours

Elaine Weiss | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

For some reason, too many budget-writers seem to see afterschool and summer learning programs as add-ons, something that's nice to have when we can afford them, but not something we can pay for when times are tight. They're exactly wrong.

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.

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.

Bragging Rights: Earning Summer Credit for Enrichment

Meg Campbell | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Meg Campbell

Our Expeditionary Learning school has a unique graduation requirement: 2 summer credits earned in programs or work we approve. Affluent parents tak...