How We Can Help

At the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), we work side-by-side with governors, legislators, district and school administrators, union leaders, teachers, parents, and community organizations to build a better school day and year with more time. We support state leaders in developing policy efforts and building statewide momentum to expand learning time. We help district leaders create comprehensive planning processes that redesign the school day and year, from the ground up, to better meet the needs of the 21st century. We also assist schools that have already expanded their schedule, in order to help them use their learning time more effectively.

Whether we’re supporting statewide, district-wide, or school-based solutions, our NCTL School & District Engagement team focuses on building expanded-learning-time solutions that :

   • Include time for more core academics to accelerate student achievement, time for enrichment programs that deepen student engagement and develop the whole child, and time for teacher collaboration focused on improving instruction

   • Add significant amounts of learning time (300 hours or more) for all students, so the school day and year are literally recreated from the ground up;

   • Depend on flexible and creative use of staffing, scheduling, funding, and community resources to create a new school day and year that have more learning time for students and are sustainable for the long term. 

If you are interested in learning more about how NCTL can support your work, please contact Joe McKown, Vice President, State & District Engagement.