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Anne Michaud, an editor at Newsday and mother of a marching band student, finds the value in implementing longer school days in Long Island. She recognizes the need to respond to a changing world, and one of the ways is to expand learning time. She writes:

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ELT Soup 4.25.15

By: Chelsea Murphy

Happy Friday!

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WDYW: Expanded-Time Works.

By: Chelsea Murphy

Palm Beach County FL may be expanding learning time for students in one more schools next year according to an idea put forth by a school board member. Mike Murgio wants to explore expanding the day by an hour to improve student success. Parents are supportive as well.

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Recently two Charleston County, South Carolina schools received a state grant that will fund expanded school days. This additional time will help them each focus specifically on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities. A nonprofit from the community, Charleston Promise Neighborhood, plans to also add generous funds to make this additional time a success. Sherrie Snipes-Williams, the Executive Director of Charleston Promise Neighborhood, which is leading this initiative in Charleston, believes in the impact of expanded learning time:

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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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