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WDYW: Why Longer School Days?

By: Chelsea Murphy

The Hartford Courant wrote about longer school days as a promising strategy for boosting academic achievement.  They asked their Facebook followers if a longer school day could be good for students.  Barbara Ruhe likes the idea…

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Happy Friday!

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With the announcement of longer school days coming to Hamburg, NY outside of Buffalo, NY, Hamburg’s elementary school students will have a different schedule this year. Adrian Harris commented in favor of this new change:

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ELT Soup 9.19.14

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday! Here is the recap of this week’s expanded learning time (ELT) news: This week U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited expanded-time schools in Lawrence, MA, to highlight the successes of school improvement strategies as well as youth achievement programs around the state. The U.S. Department of Education issued new draft guidance for the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program this week. The draft proposal includes three new models for SIG schools, and in the “state-based Secretary-approved model”, more increased learning time would be a requirement. More on that here. Bishop Elementary School in Englewood, CO has added 30 minutes more class time each day this year to expand learning time with Generation Schools Network as a partner.  The Englewood School District is hoping this is a first step to implementing expanded learning time district-wide.

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Connecticut schools have added more time onto the day/year and teachers and state leaders are all for it.

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ELT Soup 9.12.14

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday!

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On WIBX’s facebook page, they asked “Would you ever support a longer school day?” Sewell Claycomb responded:

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Top ELT News of the Week

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday! Fantasy football has started up at the office- if you are in a league good luck to you!

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Our new TSC signatory from Seattle, WA believes that expanding learning time is a great way to provide high-quality education to all children.

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Education Week posted a thought-provoking blog by Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers last month that highlighted the need to change the structure of schools. We agree that change to the school schedule is needed.

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