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Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Successful, Expanded-Time Schools

Authors: Claire Kaplan & Roy Chan

NCTL's report, Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Successful, Expanded-Time Schools, reshapes the field for expanded-time schools by outlining specific practices that can lead to dramatic increases in student achievement and preparation for success in college and the workforce. Time Well Spent offers an in-depth examination of 30 expanded-time schools serving high-poverty populations with impressive track records of student success, and demonstrates how these schools leverage their additional time in order to implement other critical reforms. To view the full report, place the cursor over the image of the report cover below. You can scroll through the pages of the report on this screen, or click on the image to go to the full-screen view.

On September 30, 2011, NCTL and the Center for American Progress co-hosted Time Well Spent: Examining Expanded-Time Schools, a release event for the report, featuring Secretary Duncan, NY Education Commisioner John King and experts in the field of time and learning. You can watch the event in its entirety below: