Your weekly feed of reasons why TSC signatories decided to be, well, TSC signatories! (All emphasis added.)

“ ELT provides opportunities for our students in enriched activities designed to narrow the opportunity gap. It just makes sense!
– Laura Morris, Principal, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Oklahoma, OK

 

“ I think expanding learning time is critical to improving America’s educational system. If we want better results, we need to invest both time and funds to improve teaching and learning.
– Dara Renaghan, Teacher, Ashburn, VA

 

“ I am the single mother of an 11-year old daughter and 8-year old son and find it challenging to find affordable and engaging after school care. Also, I am a public health social worker and have dedicated the last 10 years of my career to prevention. I have had the honor of leading and implementing multiple community-based strategies in Massachusetts to address the root causes of unhealthy behaviors. Many of us (parents, educators, community members, advocates, and policymakers) know that experimentation with drugs and alcohol, as well as sexual activity and violence are highest during the 3:00-6:00 after school hours. I am excited by TSC’s work and its platform to engage students in learning and enrichment opportunities through an expanded school day.”
– Tami Gouveia, Parent/Advocate, Massachusetts

 

Now it’s your turn! Become a Signatory and tell us why YOU support expanding learning time!