Topic: Action

Happy Wednesday! This professor in Michigan believes in expanding learning time to boost student achievement:

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Happy Wednesday! We continue to send you weekly quotes on why expanded learning time is important. Hear from one of our staff members:

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Why I Support Expanded Learning

By: Chelsea Murphy

Today’s blog is written by Chelsea Murphy, TSC’s new Digital Media Associate.

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Your weekly feed of reasons why TSC signatories decided to be, well, TSC signatories! Sometimes the reasons are simple! Hear from our new featured signatory, Richard Wenning, below:

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Quick Question on Summer Learning…

By: Time to Succeed Coalition

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The drumbeat for expanding learning time in school continued to get louder last week as a report released by the New NY Education Reform Commission included as one of its eight recommendations: restructuring the school day and year with academically enriched programming. We congratulate Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chairman Dick Parsons, and the members of the Commission for their thoughtful report and recommendations to ensure all students are prepared to succeed in today’s economy. Read the report here or read the national media coverage here and here.

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Under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate Education Committee, up to 25 New Jersey school districts would receive a state grant for a three-year pilot program to expand learning time. Senate Bill 2087 and its companion, Assembly Bill 1391, would create a three-year pilot program to allow a limited set of school districts to innovate by expanding their school schedules. The bills would also create a corporate tax credit program that would help finance the additional expenses that the participating districts would face, including compensation for teachers and staff. The passage of this bill has the potential to open the door to meaningful expanded learning time reforms across New Jersey.

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Update in New Jersey

By: Michael Pernick

Last week, I wrote a blog post discussing New Jersey Assembly Bill 1391, an innovative bill which would expand learning time in New Jersey. In the past week, this bill has made promising progress.

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The New Jersey Assembly is currently considering Assembly Bill Number 1391, which would expand learning time in up to 25 school districts across the state. The bill would provide $144 million to fund this work over the next 3 years. This bill comes at an incredibly important moment - we are seeing a wave of momentum across the country in support of expanding learning time. Passage of this bill would be a major victory for students in New Jersey.

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