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Six hours a day, 180 days a year. That's been the standard public school schedule for decades. But now states and school systems are looking at ways to increase student performance by extending the school day and school year.
Many education reformers contend that expanding the school day and school year would increase learning, especially for struggling students. Others counter that lengthening the school day or school year would be too costly, too controversial, and would yield too little improvement in student achievement. Education Sector has sorted out the evidence in a forthcoming report on extending school time.
Join Education Sector for a presentation of the report findings and to hear a range of perspectives on the potential of extending school time as an education reform. We'll address key questions such as:
- What role does time play in improving student learning and closing the achievement gap?
- What are the major financial, logistical and political considerations for states, districts and schools looking to add school time?
- What do we know about what works, and what doesn't? What can data on time use tell us and how can we use this data to improve teaching and learning?
This Education Sector forum will feature:
Andrew Rotherham, Co-director, Education Sector, and
Dan Katzir, Managing Director, The Broad Foundation (introductions)
Kevin Carey, Research and Policy Manager, Education Sector (as moderator)
Elena Silva, Senior Policy Analyst, Education Sector
An-Me Chung, Program Officer, C.S. Mott Foundation
Toks Fashola, Adjunct Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University
Chris Gabrieli, Co-chair, Massachusetts 2020
Rick Larios, Senior Vice President, Edison Schools
This project was made possible with a grant from The Broad Foundation.