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

“Longer blocks for learning provide educators with the time needed to include hands on learning opportunities such as science labs and community service. A longer school day ensures that students have a safe and productive environment until their parents get home from work. Students who need extra help can receive it. Sports and arts can be incorporated into the longer school day.

Mary Rapoza, Parent, New Bedford, MA

“I worked with the National Center on Time & Learning staff in Boston and watched Boston area students and teachers apply extra time to their programs. The results and motivation were powerful.”

– Dale Kirch, School Improvement Contractor, Huntsville, AL

“The additional academic and enrichment classes offered through ELT has increased student motivation to succeed and increased access to experiences that broaden background knowledge for our at risk population; core teachers have more time for the collaboration that is critical to maintaining a sharp focus on by student, by need.”

– Beth Pfalmer, Expanded Learning Time Coordinator, Sheridan School District #2; Fort Logan Elementary School, Englewood, CO

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