Happy Friday!

Back-to-SchoolELTsoupHere is the recap of this week’s expanded learning time (ELT) news:

Why aren’t schools giving teachers more collaboration time? Education Week ponders this, and we ask the same thing. Teachers can benefit from embedded professional development and regular time for collaboration with peers. Expanding the school day makes this easier, of course.

Vista College Prep in Phoenix, AZ is seeing success with an expanded school day. Kindergarteners arrived in the lowest 1 percentile of readers in the U.S and by the end of the year they were in the top 12 percentile. Listen to the New-Talk show discussion!

The Collins Middle School in Salem, MA will be adding a variety of enrichment classes into their expanded school day beginning in September. Some of the new courses include robotics, karate, journalism, flag football, and more!