A recap of the week’s expanding learning time (ELT) news:

Be sure to check out TSC’s new interactive tool tracking ELT-related legislation!

AFT President and TSC Signatory Randi Weingarten visited the Meriden, CT School District on Thursday, December 18. Meriden received an AFT Innovation Grant to support its expanded time efforts. Learn more about her visit in this story.

TASC President and TSC Signatory Lucy Friedman wrote an Education Week Commentary piece on the learning hours gap, which was accompanied by an illustration of the gap for two students. View the story and the infographic here.

The Center for American Progress, with long-time VP for Education Cindy Brown a TSC Signatory, released a policy paper this week on states use of ESEA Waivers for ELT. They found that 24 states opted for the waiver for 21st Century Community Learning Center grants that will enable them to be used for expanded learning time in addition to after school and out of school time programs. In their paper, CAP included a series of recommendations for states to ensure that the waiver flexibility for ELT is maximized.