Bringing you the weeks expanding learning time news:

 

Coalition Aims to Bring More Learning Time to School Education News helps announce the launch of TSC.

 

The Time to Succeed Is Now Alan Khazei, the co-founder of City Year, founder of Be the Change Inc., and TSC signatory explains why he joined TSC and encourages others to do the same.

 

We Need a Longer School Day Eric Schwarz, Co-founder and CEO of Citizen Schools and TSC signatory, explains why he supports expanded learning time and TSC efforts.

 

HISD Board of Education Votes for More Class Time The Board of Education in Houston voted to establish a minimum school day length of 7 hours and 15 minutes for all elementary schools. Houston ISD Superintendent and TSC Signatory,Terry Grier, behind the push for more time.

 

Network of Green Dot Schools Raises Performance, Study Finds Schools overseen by Green Dot significantly increased their test scores and persistence in school, and took more challenging courses than comparable peers. The charter operator’s model is based on setting high expectations for students, creating strong parent involvement, directing a significant amount of money to the classroom, keeping schools open on extended hours, and maintaining a safe learning environment.

 

Poll shows support for longer school day Mayor of Chicago and TSC Signatory Rahm Emanuel’s push to extend the school day is overwhelmingly backed by Chicago voters. Lengthening what is among the shortest school days and shortest school years in the nation would is one of the centerpieces of Emanuel’s plan to improve CPS.

 

TSC Co-Chair, Chris Gabrieli releases new video