Financing Expanded Learning Time in Schools

Claire Kaplan
, Vice President for Knowledge Management and Strategy, NCTL (Project Director)
David A. Farbman, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, NCTL
Sharon Deich, Vice President of Education Policy Consulting, Cross & Joftus
Heather Clapp Padgette, Consultant, Cross & Joftus

To better meet the needs of students and teachers, more than 1,500 schools across the U.S. offer expanded time in school.  As more educators and policymakers explore this opportunity, one of the first questions they ask is “How do schools pay for that additional time?” NCTL and The Wallace Foundation are pleased to release a new report, Financing Expanded Learning Time in Schools: A Look at Expanded Time in Five District Schools, which presents an in-depth look at how five district expanded-time schools leverage federal, state and local funding to fund the additional time.