Launched in Fall 2012 with support from the Ford Foundation, the TIME Collaborative is engaging a vanguard group of states and districts in pioneering work to build high-quality, sustainable ELT schools which enable higher achievement and broader educational opportunities for children in high-poverty communities. TIME Collaborative implementation costs will be supported through a combination of newly-flexible federal funding streams such as the Title IA set-aside funds (formerly SES and Choice) and potentially, the new 21st Century Community Learning Center - ELT competitive grant, as well as re-purposed state and local funds.
After recently completing a successful year of TIME Collaborative planning with a first cohort of schools across five states, the National Center on Time & Learning is soliciting applications from Gateway Cities and districts serving at least 65% low-income students to participate in a second round of planning in 2013-14. Selected districts will receive capacity-building grants and in-depth technical assistance to support the development of high-quality, sustainable plans for two to four ELT schools per district.
Applications are due to NCTL by May 31
, and districts will be selected and notified by June 30 with technical assistance beginning in summer 2013. This timeline will enable schools to plan throughout the 2013-14 school year, and for those that are ready, move towards implementation in Fall 2014. For more information, contact Emily Raine at firstname.lastname@example.org