News & Updates

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…

read more »

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:

read more »

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

read more »

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!

read more »

read more »

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

read more »

EDUCATION – An Acrostic Poem

By: Chelsea Murphy

We want to continue to celebrate National Poetry Month with you by sharing another poem. Today I wrote an acrostic poem about expanding learning time…

read more »

Happy Friday! Hope you had a good spirited April Fools’ Day! Here is the recap of this week’s expanded learning time (ELT) news:

read more »

As I read the Euronews article and watched the great video about innovative teaching around the world, I’m inspired to see ties between these featured programs to what many U.S expanded learning time schools are providing. In the video there is a strong focus on integrating art and hands-on projects and physical movement into educational experiences. The movie features a lot of innovative ideas that engage and inspire students and excite teachers. A school in Denmark has students learning with Legos starting in early elementary school, which allows students to build a strong skillset and engineering skill base, not to mention sparking plenty of creativity and innovation. In Pakistan, children have been introduced to topics outside of the usual curriculum in the hopes of generating creativity highly driven with the arts.  Students at Taiwanese middle and elementary schools in remote areas are introduced to mobile museums through a project called the “immerse in creativity touring exhibition” and schools have been able to expand access to students who would not have the opportunity to visit in person.

read more »

Your weekly quote on why our signatories are passionate about expanding learning time, particularly for schools in high-poverty communities. Hear from our new signatory, Reed Wildman, below:

read more »
Page 1 of 3412345...102030...Last »