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

“Having worked in a variety of school settings, 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, EDCO Youth Alternative, Boston, MA

“It has allowed me, as the principal, to provide safety net programs for my at-risk students from difficult backgrounds. These safety net programs have provided my at-risk students precious opportunities to “catch up” academically to their higher performing peers. It also provides opportunities for all of my students to collaborate with peers to solve academic and social problems, and lastly, it has provided me with the opportunity to give all of my students’ quality enrichment activities.”

– Jonathan Ponds, School leader, Malden, MA

Children need more time to process information. They also need to learn different strategies to acquire information and process it. We educators need to guide and motivate our students to become lifelong learners.”

– Sara Farneth, Retired Teacher, Morrisville, PA

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