75% of Americans Say More Learning Time Will Help Prepare Students for Future Success

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, according to a new report released today by NCTL and the Education Commission of the States. This new report looks at the movement since the release of the July 2011 report, Learning Time in America: Trends to Reform the American School Calendar, and includes results from a national survey showing broad support for expanding learning time through schools.

The report provides a comprehensive overview of policy developments at the federal, state, and district levels to enable and fund innovative school models with expanded time to close achievement and opportunity gaps. These policies are not only benefiting students, but providing teachers with time to collaborate and prepare for reforms, including Common Core implementation. The report also provides recommendations for policymakers at all three levels of government. Read the report here