Happy Friday! Hope you were able to celebrate Arts Advocacy Day this week! If not, check out our arts resources on our Pinterest page.
Here is the recap of this week’s expanded learning time (ELT) news:
A new report from Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education offers a vision for Massachusetts education in the next 20 years, with recommendations for future funding of ELT. Read about expanded learning time on pg. 90, with a highlighted case study of Orchard Gardens School.
In his annual “State of the District” address this month, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced his proposal to fund a longer school day in the 40 lowest-performing schools. He has budgeted for the expanded school day from a new fund set aside for the district’s neediest students in fiscal year 2015. Read more in Education Week.
Rochester City School District (NY) Superintendent Bolgen Vargas presented a city school budget proposal which includes more pre-K and arts programs as well as expanded learning time. The superintendent’s budget proposal includes nearly $6 million for longer school days at several elementary schools, and proposed a citywide marching band and a full-time music teacher in every elementary school. Read more highlights of the superintendent’s proposed budget here.