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From the ECS State Policy Database: Scheduling/School Calendar--Extended Day Programs - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Learning Time in America : Trends to Reform the American School Calendar - This report reviews the debate on and the policies concerning learning time in America's public schools. Included in the appendix is a review of state policies on instructional time. The report was written in conjunction with A State Policymaker’s Guide to Expanding Learning Time, a brief that offers examples of state statutes and initiatives that alter learning time expectations....

The Case for Improving and Expanding Time in School: A Review of Key Research and Practice - This update of a 2012 report explores how expanded time plays a role in advancing student learning. It also explores how teacher learning and capacity play a key role in improving the use of classroom time. (David A. Farbman, National Center on Time and Learning, February 2015)...

Building a Better School Day: The Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative - This webinar examined the creation, implementation and results of the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative. The webinar runs slightly less than one hour. (American Youth Policy Forum, July 2010)...

More Time for Learning: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned - The report, based on lessons learned over the past four years of the Initiative, highlights how successful expanded-time schools are using additional time to: (1) Individualize academic supports to meet student needs; (2) Help teachers strengthen instruction; (3) Use data to make effective decisions about how to focus teaching and learning; and (4) Add high-quality enrichment programs and community partners to build students’ skills, interest, and self-confidence. The featured schools have had extraordinary success as a result of adding more time. (Massachusetts 2020, June 2010)...

Making Smart Investments in Afterschool: A Policy Primer for State and Local Leaders and Local Leaders - This brief offers ideas for state and local policymakers to develop interagency collaboration, expand access to affordable afterschool programs and advance general program quality. Examples of promising practices from across the country are included to show leaders concrete ways of promoting the sustainability of afterschool programs. (National Child Care Information Center, August 2006) ...

Afterschool Investments - This project provides technical assistance to Child Care and Development Fund grantees and other state and local leaders supporting afterschool efforts. This Web site contains state afterschool profiles, comparisons, reports and information on technical assistance activities....

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