Yesterday, another school finding innovative ways to expand learning time made the news! NPR’s All Things Considered profiled Pulaski Elementary School in Meriden, CT, a school with longer school days. The story quotes TSC Co-Chair Chris Gabrieli.
Pulaski’s school day runs from 7:30 a.m. through 3:20 p.m. and the students first 80 minutes are filled with exercising, breakfast, and enrichment classes. Some of the planning for this expanded-day was made possible through a grant from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Innovation Fund last year to the district and teacher’s union to work together to develop a cost-effective model of expanded learning time. AFT President Randi Weingarten is a TSC Signatory.
Pulaski Elementary School is also participating in the TIME Collaborative, a five-state initiative to develop high-quality, sustainable models of expanded-learning time, led by the National Center on Time & Learning and the Ford Foundation.
It is always great to see TSC Signatories and expanded-time schools making headlines!