Statement from Chris Gabrieli on Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal

From Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder & Chairman, National Center on Time & Learning:

“With his budget proposal today, Governor Cuomo is putting New York at the forefront of the movement to redesign and expand learning time in schools. The plan put forth today is smart, flexible, fair and bold and gives schools, teachers and kids the time they need to succeed in the 21st Century. Districts and schools will be empowered to raise their hand to expand time when and how it works best for their students, teachers, and families. Based on our experience working in numerous states and with hundreds of schools, we applaud Governor Cuomo’s proposal for building in key parameters to optimize quality, including providing state funding adequate to remove cost as a barrier for any New York district to proceed.  We need more states to follow New York’s lead in ensuring all of its students are prepared for college and careers.”