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October 28, 2016

New Program in Colorado Allows 8th Graders to Get Early Start on High School

Students enrolled in the Early High School program at Littleton High School in Littleton, Colo., will take a mix of advanced 8th grade courses and typical 9th grade classes.

October 10, 2016

Texas Middle School Uses Time Before First Bell to Make Student Minds 'Go'

For the past several weeks, this East Texas school has allowed students who arrive early to take courses based on teacher hobbies, and nearly 90 percent of them are taking advantage of it.

June 10, 2016

Washington School Makes Remarkable Turnaround, Credits Saturday Classes

An elementary school in Tacoma, Wash., began offering optional classes on Saturday this year and saw students make big gains in reading and math.

April 29, 2016

Is Extended-Learning Time the Right Solution for Failing Schools?

A new report from the National Center on Time & Learning profiles three historically low-performing elementary schools that adopted an extended-day schedule and saw impressive gains with low-income students.

February 29, 2016

Some New York Lawmakers Push for More Spending on After-School Programs

A group of New York lawmakers is pushing a plan to spend $765 million dollars to increase access to after-school programs, community-learning schools, and all-day kindergarten.

February 18, 2016

Texas School District Plans Four-Day Week Option to Help Struggling Students

A small, rural school district in West Texas has adopted a four-day school week option for next year in the hopes that struggling students will attend on the optional fifth day for tutoring.

February 16, 2016

ExpandED Schools Uses Leap Day to Make Public Think About Extended Learning

ExpandED Schools, a nonprofit based in New York City, is using leap year to draw attention to the benefits of extended-learning time.

February 05, 2016

Report Finds Good After-School Programs Help Students Develop Social Skills

A new report explores how eight successful extended-learning programs in seven states worked to build an array of social and emotional skills in students.

February 01, 2016

Meet Your New Time and Learning Blogger

Get to know Marva Hinton, the new contributing writer overseeing the Time and Learning blog.

December 10, 2015

ESSA Maintains Funds for After-School, Summer Learning

Though cuts to after-school, summer, and extended learning time programs seemed likely at one point, the newly approved Every Student Succeeds Act actually includes a definition of expanded learning time for the first time.

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