This post by NCTL's Co-Founder & President, Jennifer Davis, originally appeared in the Huffington Post

In 1994, I was a part of the Clinton Administration team responsible for gaining Congressional approval and supporting the state implementation of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act -- the education reform legislation that launched the standards movement.

The other day, when listening to a news story on a recent research study, I was reminded of the famous short story by Ray Bradbury called “A Sound of Thunder.”  In this science fiction narrative, time travelers are able to go back to the age of the dinosaurs to hunt and kill a Tyrannosaurus Rex, just minutes before the beast is about to become extinct. 

States and school districts around the country are making significant headway in their efforts to develop and implement innovative and cost-effective ways to improve schools through more and better learning time...

As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close, we here at NCTL want to give a shout out to some of our favorite teachers who made a lasting impression on us.

Save the Date! The Wallace Foundation, EdVestors, Massachusetts 2020, and the National Center on Time & Learning are celebrating the pioneers who are expanding learning time through the arts. Please RSVP to Julia Falk at [email protected] or (617) 378-3914

(Boston, MA) Jennifer Davis, Co-Founder and President of the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), issued the following statement today in support of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request:

Roy Chan is the Director of  Effective Practices at NCTL and the lead author of Transforming Schools through Expanded Learning Time: Tumbleweed Elementary School

In school reform, few stories are more exciting or rewarding than a truly successful turnaround.

"Governor Cuomo and New York State legislators took a bold step in passing a state budget that includes a $20 Million expanded learning time grant program..."

Shaunda Lewis is a coordinator for Massachusetts 2020, a state affiliate of NCTL.

The Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Initiative serves 10 districts throughout the Commonwealth, but none as small or remote than the city of Greenfield.  

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of presenting NCTL’s work to a delegation from the Kuwait Ministry of Education. We caught them on the second day of their whirlwind two-week fact-finding tour about the complexities and challenges of the American public education system.