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“Research demonstrates that an extended school day and year will greatly benefit the academic performance of children from low-income communities.”

– Barry Kaufman, Educational Consultant; former Dean, Oakland, California

“I support expanded learning time because it works! More of the same is not the answer, but more quality time based on best-practices and individual student data is a vital component in propelling all students into successful futures.”

– Lauren Coppedge, The Launch Collaborative, Dallas, Texas

“Having worked in a variety of school settings (vocational education, charter, and alternative) I have seen the correlation between how much students can learn and achieve and how many hours they spend in school. If we expect our students to succeed at higher levels, we must give them the support to get them to that level, and a major way to do that is through extended learning time.”

– Kara Higgins, Teacher, Boston, MA