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Paul Gordon, the Superintendent of Schools in Illinois’ Glen Ellyn School District,  believes in expanding learning time to help students achieve:

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ELT Soup 3.20.14

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday! Happy March Madness!

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ELT Soup 3.13.15

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday and happy Digital Learning Day! Check out this great guide on how student success can be supported with time and technology: ow.ly/Kil82.

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Boston’s new Superintendent Tommy Chang is all for rethinking how time is used in school. He is “very excited” about the plan to expand learning time by 40 minutes in all Boston schools over the next three years.

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ELT Soup 2.27.15

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday!

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Meriden, CT Superintendent of Schools Mark Benigni has had one constant priority in his career: expanding opportunities for children in his hometown of Meriden. He believes in a longer school day because he has seen its impact firsthand:

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ELT Soup 2.20.15

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday! The snow just keeps coming over here. Make it stop!

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Happy Friday! It’s a three-day weekend for us, but one that is supposed to be snow-filled. Stay warm everyone!

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Education specialists from the United Kingdom are calling for a longer school day. Lesley Robinson, Co-Director of First Class Supply and also the Chair of the North East Education Forum, was one of those in favor of a longer school day and says:

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ELT Soup 2.6.15

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday! We are so glad the Patriots won, but we are piled with snow here in Boston. Hope it’s less cold wherever you are. Here’s what’s happening this week in the world of expanded learning time: Education Week highlighted the negative economic implications of the U.S. achievement gap and shows that everyone would benefit from fixing this gap.  A new research study by Washington Center for Equitable Growth says that narrowing the achievement gap in the U.S. would add $10 Trillion to GDP by 2050. Julie Mack reported in Michigan that the achievement gap between middle-class and low-income students is evident when looking at test scores, graduation rates and other academic outcomes.  She listed some ideas for proven academic interventions that could help support student success, with expanding learning time as #5.

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