News & Updates

This blog is from a four part series highlighting successful first years within expanded learning time schools. Click here to read the first post about expanded-time enrichment in Guilmette Elementary School.

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Happy Wednesday! Here’s our weekly quote on why our signatories are passionate about expanding learning time, particularly for schools in high-poverty communities. Hear from our new signatory, Eric Leslie, below:

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You may say my child doesn’t need more time in school. S/he has a great education with the current school day, and expanding learning time (ELT) will disrupt his or her pre-existing after school activities. We understand that, but we also think that more time in school means expanding opportunities. Here are 11 Reasons Parents Should Support ELT:

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Longer school days are coming soon to Lyndhurst, Ohio.  As a response to their 2013 strategic plan, the South Euclid-Lyndhurst K-12 Schools District  decided last May  to add 20-30 minutes onto the student school day and an  additional 15-20 minutes to the teacher workday starting in the  2014-2015 school year.

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Happy Friday! This week was National Library Week,  a national observance to celebrate contributions of librarians and libraries and to promote literacy. You can follow the events and conversation on twitter: #NLW14.

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We want to continue to celebrate National Poetry Month with you by sharing another poem. Today I wrote a cinquain poem about the benefits of adding time into the school day/year…

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Happy Wednesday! Below is another staff edition from our anonymous staff survey on why we believe strongly in the work we do to expand learning time:

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This blog starts a four-part series highlighting first years in expanded learning time schools. Look for part II this week.

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Happy Friday! This week was National Volunteer Week and we’d like to thank Citizen Schools volunteers who work in expanded learning time school programs to support student achievement. Thank you for your dedication to students!

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