A Push for More Time: OKC Public Schools

This is a guest post by Lisa Pryor, NCTL’s Senior Advisor for State & District Engagement.

Maximizing learning time was a big topic at the School Turnaround Summit sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of the Great City Schools a couple weeks ago. Oklahoma City Public Schools was one of 26 urban districts welcomed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

OKC Public Schools Superintendent Karl Springer was featured in a recent News9 segment about improvements at Moon Middle School. We are excited that OKC Public Schools are prioritizing the resource of more school time, used well, as a way to expand learning time opportunities for all of their students.