pumpkin-spice-latteeltsoupHappy October! Have you had a pumpkin spice latte yet? I bet you have. Don’t lie. Get ready for the leaves to turn colors and lots of apple cider and pumpkin foods!

Here is the recap of this week’s expanded learning time (ELT) news:

UP Academies raise the bar for urban schools. One way they are seeing success is in their changed educational approach. Not only do kids spend an extra hour and a half a day in school, but the school year is also five days longer than the 180-day calendar in most of Boston Public Schools.

PBS Newshour did another segment on expanded learning time. After one year of the additional hour of literacy, one school had 58% more students reading at or above grade level while nearly 75% of schools across the state who expanded time for literacy saw an increase in the students reading at grade-level.