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December 09, 2014

Creative Ways to Increase Learning Time When Money Is an Object

Expanding learning by lengthening the school day isn't always feasible; a new report profiles some California school districts that have turned to creative scheduling to give students more time to learn.

December 04, 2014

A Snag for New York State's Extended Learning Time Grants

Several New York State school districts awarded state grants for extended learning time decline the funds saying they weren't given enough time to properly implement the program.

December 01, 2014

NASA Makes Out-of-School Time 'Out of This World'

NASA encourages girls to the reach for the stars through out-of-school programs designed to make the STEM field exciting through hands-on projects, community mentors, and robotics.

November 25, 2014

Full-Day Kindergarten Twice as Good for Hispanic Children, Study Finds

Full-day kindergarten significantly increases literacy skills for all children, with the biggest gains seen among Hispanic children, according to a new study from the University of Virginia.

November 12, 2014

Expanded-Learning-Time Program Expands its Reach

An additional 21 high-poverty schools have joined an initiative in five states to expand the school year by 300 hours and redesign the school day, in order to close the achievement gap through personalized learning, enrichment activities, and more time for teacher professional development and collaboration.

November 03, 2014

Connecticut Awards $4.7 Million for After-School and Expanded Learning

Connecticut awards $4.7 million in grants from the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program to expand school days to create new before- and after-school programs that provide students in low-performing, high-poverty schools with academic tutoring, sports, art programs, dance, and hands-on learning.

September 30, 2014

Playing Tag Keeps Children More Focused in Class

Elementary school student who engage in regular physical activity and exercise after-school get a significant brain boost, according to a new study, making it easier for them to focus and stay on task in class.

September 16, 2014

Elementary Schools Use Extra Learning Time for STEM Education

With the Next Generation Science Standards being put into place, the Noyce Foundation and National Center on Time and Learning award grants to five expanded learning and expeditionary learning schools to enhance STEM education through partnerships with museums and local science organizations.

September 16, 2014

Americans Lukewarm on Longer School Day, Poll Finds

Americans and public school parents would rather shorten summer vacation and have longer breaks throughout the school year than increase the number of days students attend school or the length of the school day, the poll finds.

September 15, 2014

Extended Learning Time Highlighted in Draft Changes to SIG Program

Extended learning time is given a stronger focus in the new School Improvement Grant draft regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Education.

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