Promising Practices

At NCTL, we continuously seek out and study schools that have achieved impressive results by expanding their school day and/or school year to support student learning. Throughout the past decade, we have visited schools and spoken with educators across the country to learn how schools are using additional time to close the achievement and opportunity gaps. Our goal is to document and disseminate some of the practices we have observed that are yielding positive outcomes for students. We recognize that extra time is not a "silver bullet" that by itself will improve the quality of a child's education, but we believe that more time well-used can make the critical difference in helping all students - particularly high poverty students - achieve at high levels. 

Full Report
Time Well Spent 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.