The New NY Education Reform Commission, tasked by Governor Andrew Cuomo to examine the current structure of New York state’s education system, released its first set of recommendations today in a report entitled “Putting Students First”. The Commission’s eight preliminary recommendations included a recommendation to restructure the school day and year by extending student learning time with academically enriched programming.

The Commission included the following Time to Succeed Coalition Signatories:
Geoffrey Canada, Founder & CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone
Thomas Kane, Professor of Education & Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Commissioner John B. King, Jr., New York State Education Department
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

We here at TSC are excited to see the Commission recommend restructuring the school day through expanded learning time as we know that it is a critical lever in supporting student success. You can read a statement from TSC  Co-Chairs Luis Ubiñas and Chris Gabrieli on the New NY Education Reform Commission Report calling for expanding student learning time here.