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ERIC Number: ED556469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Time in America: Trends to Reform the American School Calendar. A Snapshot of Federal, State and Local Action. Spring 2015 Update
Farbman, David; Davis, Jennifer; Goldberg, David; Rowland, Julie
Education Commission of the States
The National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), an organization dedicated to redesigning and expanding school time to improve opportunities and outcomes for high-poverty students, has again teamed up with the Education Commission of the States (ECS), whose mission it is to foster the exchange of ideas on education issues among the states, to produce this snapshot of public school time in America, the third since the original in 2011 (See ED521518). By focusing on some of the key actions that have taken place at the federal, state, and local levels since 2013, these organizations seek to advance the national conversation about how the nation's schools can harness the power of time to realize a vision of high-quality education for all. This brief concludes with an updated version of a number of public policy recommendations that appeared in the original report. These revised recommendations take into account the rapidly shifting policy context and provide policymakers with a roadmap guiding how they can best support efforts to effectively provide students with the learning time they need to be prepared for future success. Also included in the report is the appendix: "Number of Instructional Days/Hours in the School Year."
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: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States; National Center on Time & Learning
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act