Last week, we launched Time to Succeed Coalition Massachusetts. We were pleased to make the Massachusetts the first state coalition for Time to Succeed as the Bay State is also – thanks to the leadership of the Legislature – the home of the first statewide initiative in the country to enable schools to increase learning time for all students. Today, over ninety schools across the state have implemented a longer school day, year or a combination of the two.

“I think that children need more time learning to be able to access creative electives along with their core subjects.”
– Julie Papageorge, Teacher, Duxbury, MA

“Expanded Learning Time is a critical component to a better, more comprehensive and interesting education; especially for eliminating the achievement gap in our schools between low income students and those in the middle class.”
-Laura Beretsky, Parent, Somerville, MA

“I’ve experienced first-hand the dramatic growth that students (and schools) can make when well-designed individualized instruction happens in the context of an extended school day.”
– Mark Destler, Executive Director, Tutors for All

Now it is your turn, become a signatory and tell us why you support ELT for schools service high-poverty students in your state. As Dr. Seuss wrote, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”