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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 with federal funding, Orchard Gardens began a remarkable turnaround.
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Brooklyn Generation Brooklyn, NY
In an effort to ensure sustainability, many expanded-time schools have pursued strategic staffing approaches to lengthen the school day or year without significantly increasing costs. Read about how Brooklyn Generation implemented a staggered teacher schedule to expand the school year for ALL students.
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AC Whelan Elementary School Revere, MA
Many expanded time schools provide more prep and collaboration time for teachers to meet the demands that can come with more time. Read about how AC Whelan partners with an outside organization to lead classes and provide more time for teachers to meet and prepare.

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Clarence Edwards Middle School Boston, MA
Many of the students who enroll at expanded time schools are behind in core academic subjects. Read about how the Edwards Middle School uses more time to develop a rigorous core curriculum and supplements it with a tiered academic support program called Academic Leagues.

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Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary San Jose, CA
With more than three hours of reading and a Learning Lab period that utilizes digital content, Rocketship Mateo Sheedy is leveraging expanded time to serve their unique English Language Learner population. Read about how they schedule these periods, and the impact of more time on their students.
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An Achievable Dream High School Newport News, VA
Expanded-time high schools are intentional in preparing their students for college and career. Read about how An Achievable Dream partner with local businesses to create a curriculum that teaches the skills their students need in the workplace.

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Aspire Port City Academy Stockton, CA
Analyzing and responding to data requires a lot of time. Read about how the expanded school day at Aspire Port City allows teachers more time to analyze student data to ensure that the additional time they have with students is well-used.

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Golder College Prep Chicago, IL
Golder College Prep uses an expanded school day to prepare their students for the rigors of college, and time outside of the day to expose them to new opportunities. Read about how Golder connects their students to the community and how those students spend their 200 required hours of enrichment.
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Woodland Hills Academy Turtle Creek, PA
Woodland Hills has devoted additional time in their daily schedule to more enrichment and interventions for their students. Read about how the school offers an array of electives for students to develop interests outside of tested subjects.

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KIPP SHINE Prep Houston, TX
Educators know that expectations need to be communicated clearly and reinforced daily. Read about how KIPP SHINE Prep schedules time in their expanded day to recognize student achievement, and reinforce expectations in each classroom.

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