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ERIC Number: EJ944838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-26
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Push Is on to Add Time to School Day, Year
Fleming, Nora
Education Week, v31 n9 p1, 15 Oct 2011
Policymakers are promoting expanded learning time to help low-performing students, but the know-how and resources for implementation are lacking. Providence's expanded-school-day pilot is a partnership between the school district and the Providence After School Alliance, a nonprofit that manages after-school programs for low-income students in that city. Their efforts come alongside growing national interest in expanded learning time, or adding time to the school calendar as a way to help low-performing students catch up. But while policymakers and recently proposed federal legislation promote expanded learning time as a strategy for school turnaround, some worry that it may be gaining steam too rapidly as a fix for schools that lack the know-how, resources, or research to implement it effectively. According to Hillary Salmons, the executive director of the alliance, Providence is taking small steps first.
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Language: English
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