News & Updates

ELT Soup 12.19.14

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday!

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Newhall School District officials in California hired Paul A. Cordeiro, former assistant superintendent, to replace Superintendent Marc Winger, who’s retiring at the end of January. Cordeiro believes in high expectations as leading to academic success:

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

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Our new signatory, Maureen, believes in longer school days to provide more opportunities for students to find what they are passionate about.  Here’s what she says about ELT:

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ELT Soup 12.4.14

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday! Happy December!

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We applaud anyone who is rethinking their school time in order to provide students with a strong well-rounded education. Virginia’s Lynchburgh City Schools division was awarded $50,000 in an extended-school year grant in order to expand their program at Bass Elementary School and potentially grow it to more schools.  

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WDYW: ELT in Fall River

By: Chelsea Murphy

Teachers at the Mary Fonseca Elementary School proposed to add time to their school days which was unanimously voted into effect last week by their Fall River School Committee. For the 2015-2016 school year, the Mary Fonseca Elementary School will lengthen their school day by 30 minutes.  Fall River School Committee Vice Chairman Mark Costa congratulated Fonseca teachers for the proposal, noting that each of the district’s Level 1-rated schools has an extended school day.

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ELT Soup 11.21.14

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday! This dog is ready for Thanksgiving! Are you!? While you wait to eat turkey, check out the ELT news this week.

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Learning Time Matters

By: Chelsea Murphy

According to a new UCLA study released this week, California students in high-poverty schools lose two weeks of learning time – roughly 25 school days a year - compared to their affluent peers.

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Is it beneficial to add more time to school? Joe Mastocola, Superintendent of Schools in Peabody, MA, thinks so, and he wants to add more instruction time in the school day for grades K-5 to provide further academic support.

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