ELTsoup12_12Happy Friday! Hope you are having a great week! We are getting in the holiday spirit!

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

The Buffalo News reported that East High School is proposing a new turnaround plan. The new plan would essentially turn East into a community school with open doors from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and four career tracks that specialize in health-related professions.  The regular school day would expand by nearly an hour, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

Schools in Wisconsin are rethinking how they use their school time. Central School considers a longer school day with a shorter school calendar. Administrator Scott Pierce says the longer school days could allow for expanded teacher in-service opportunities.

River Trails Elementary School Dist. 26 in Illinois is changing its school hours beginning next school year to allow for more professional development time for teachers, but will also add one more day for students in the classroom.