bostonsnowELTsoupHappy Friday! The snow just keeps coming over here. Make it stop!

Here’s what’s happening this week in the world of expanded learning time:

Asheville, NC elementary school teachers feel rushed trying to cover everything during the school day.  School officials are considering adding 20 minutes to each school day at all five elementary schools next year.

A longer school year for K-5 schools in New Mexico has been proposed by state senator Joseph Cervantes. Currently the students are required to be in school for 180 days each school year and Cervantes is proposing upping that to 205 days, which is an additional five weeks, and the most any state in the U.S. requires.

Can too many snow days widen the achievement gap? The Hechinger Report digs into how these extra days off are hurting low-income families who rely on schools to provide additional supports during the school day.