Public Policy

David Farbman

NCTL and the Education Commission of the States are proud to author and continually update Learning Time in America:Trends to Reform the American School Calendar. The 2015 update is now available!

David A. Farbman, David J. Goldberg, & Tiffany D. Miller

Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation looks at how high-performing expanded-time schools give teachers more time for ongoing professional development and collaboration needed to implement the Common Core standards.

Massachusetts 2020 and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, along with education, civil rights and child advocacy leaders, submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in support of the plaintiffs in the Hancock vs. Driscoll school financing case. In the brief, we argue that to meet its constitutional obligation to provide all children with the level of education to which they are entitled, the state must ensure adequate learning time for all students, especially those at risk of failing, by expanding the time public school children spend in productive learning environments.

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