Yesterday, Boston's NPR news station hosted NCTL's co-founder and president, Jennifer Davis, and research professor in the psychology department at Boston College, Peter Gray. Listen to their conversation here.

Chris Gabrieli, co-founder and chairman of the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), issued the following statement today regarding the resolution passed last night by the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, Beyond 180 - Increasing Instructional Time to Improve Student Success

(Boston, MA) Jennifer Davis, Co-Founder and President of the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), issued the following statement regarding the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passage of the Strengthening America’s Schools Act:

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12-10 today to pass the Strengthening America’s Schools Act, which would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The bill made significant advances to promote more and better learning time by preserving and adding new expanded learning time provisions.

At the conclusion of this year’s TIME Collaborative planning proces, participants were asked to reflect on what they had learned about themselves, their schools, and their communities. Here is a selection of the responses we heard: 
I used to think students wouldn’t react well to an expanded day. Now I know students are eager to attend early and learn the exciting things we’re doing.” – CT TIME Collaborative Principal

Today, NCTL and The Wallace Foundation are releasing Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day: Lesson from Five Schools, which highlights schools that are finding ways to build a robust curriculum that integrates the arts without sacrificing the necessary time for other subjects, including literacy, mathematics, and science. 

For several years, we’ve told the story of the impressive change that has come about at the Edwards Middle School in Boston. As compelling as our storytelling is, however, nothing can communicate quite as directly and viscerally as film.