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ERIC Number: ED522160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
A State Policymaker's Guide to Expanding Learning Time
Education Commission of the States (NJ3)
Several decades of research have suggested a meaningful relationship between time and learning, where the amount of time students spend engaged in learning is strongly associated with their level of achievement. Among schools that have expanded the day and/or year, researchers have found that such a strategy can be quite effective, especially with at-risk students. While President Obama has declared that "the challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom," some states are finding it necessary to consider "reducing" time in school to save money. This paper provides guidelines for state policymakers in developing policies related to instructional time. (Contains 2 endnotes.) [This guide was a joint project between the Education Commission of the States (ECS) and the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL).]
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States