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Farbman, David A.; Novoryta, Ami – National Center on Time & Learning, 2016
In "Creating Learning Environments in the Early Grades that Support Teacher and Student Success," the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL) profiles three expanded-time elementary schools that leverage a longer school day to better serve young students. In particular, the report describes how a longer day opens up opportunities…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Schools, Primary Education, Extended School Day
Farbman, David A. – National Center on Time & Learning, 2015
How can more time in school lead to more learning and, by extension, greater success in life? As this report will highlight, both research and practice indicate that adding time to the school day and/or year can have a meaningfully positive impact on student proficiency and, indeed, upon a child's entire educational experience. Such enhancement…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Teacher Collaboration
Farbman, David; Wolf, Dennie Palmer; Sherlock, Diane – National Center on Time & Learning, 2015
In schools across the country, educators recognize the power of the arts to change young lives. They know that students' sustained engagement with enriching, high-quality experiences in the arts promotes essential skills and perspectives--like the capacity to solve problems, express ideas, harness and hone creativity, and persevere toward a job…
Descriptors: Art Education, Extended School Day, Case Studies, Charter Schools
Kaplan, Claire; Chan, Roy; Farbman, David A.; Novoryta, Ami – National Center on Time & Learning, 2015
This study looks deeply inside 17 schools that stand at the vanguard of the current revolution in teaching. This new National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL) report reveals the substantive ways in which these schools are providing their teachers with more time to reflect on, develop, and hone their craft, by very explicitly leveraging an…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
Farbman, David A. – National Center on Time & Learning, 2015
With the number of students who are English language learners (ELLs) likely to double in coming years, it is more important than ever for schools across the U.S. to design and implement educational practices and strategies that best meet ELLs' learning needs, says the report, "Giving English Language Learners the Time They Need to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Practices, Time Factors (Learning), Elementary Schools
Kaplan, Claire; Farbman, David A.; Deich, Sharon; Padgette, Heather Clapp – National Center on Time & Learning, 2014
Over the last several years, public education in the U.S. has experienced a remarkable growth in the number of schools that have expanded their schedules beyond the conventional calendar of 180 6.5-hour days. Spurred by significant policy activity at the federal, state, and local levels, more and more educators have capitalized on opportunities to…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, School Districts
Chan, Roy – National Center on Time & Learning, 2013
For years, Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School was plagued by low student achievement and high staff turnover. Then, in 2010, with an expanded school schedule made possible through federal funding, Orchard Gardens began a remarkable turnaround. Today, the school is demonstrating how increased learning time, combined with other key turnaround…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, School Schedules, School Turnaround, Academic Achievement
Farbman, David – National Center on Time & Learning, 2012
Common sense tells us that when it comes to learning, time matters. An individual simply cannot become more proficient in any given area without committing a certain amount of time to grasping new content, practicing and honing skills, and then applying knowledge and skills to realizing specific aims. Think of the chess master who plays match…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Academic Achievement, Time Factors (Learning), School Schedules
Kaplan, Claire; Chan, Roy – National Center on Time & Learning, 2012
This report reshapes the field for expanded-time schools by outlining specific practices that can lead to dramatic increases in student achievement and preparation for success in college and the workforce. This report offers an in-depth examination of 30 expanded-time schools serving high-poverty populations with impressive track records of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Schedules, Time Management, Time Factors (Learning)
Edwards, Jessica – National Center on Time & Learning, 2012
Expanding learning time has become a leading strategy for closing the achievement and opportunity gaps that plague high-poverty schools in particular. With more time, educators are able to deepen the curriculum, embed enrichment classes and activities, and engage in frequent opportunities for teacher collaboration and professional development.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Schedules, Extended School Year, Educational Trends
Kolbe, Tammy; Partridge, Mark; O'Reilly, Fran – National Center on Time & Learning, 2012
This report takes a first step toward filling the need for more information on time allocated to schooling. Data from the federal Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), the only nationally representative data source available for identifying variations in time across schools, are used to measure and document in-school time among the nation's…
Descriptors: Profiles, Charter Schools, Educational Change, Time Management