Chris Gabrieli, co-founder and chairman of the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), issued the following statement today regarding the resolution passed last night by the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, Beyond 180 - Increasing Instructional Time to Improve Student Success

(Boston, MA) Jennifer Davis, Co-Founder and President of the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), issued the following statement regarding the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passage of the Strengthening America’s Schools Act:

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12-10 today to pass the Strengthening America’s Schools Act, which would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The bill made significant advances to promote more and better learning time by preserving and adding new expanded learning time provisions.

At the conclusion of this year’s TIME Collaborative planning proces, participants were asked to reflect on what they had learned about themselves, their schools, and their communities. Here is a selection of the responses we heard: 
I used to think students wouldn’t react well to an expanded day. Now I know students are eager to attend early and learn the exciting things we’re doing.” – CT TIME Collaborative Principal

Today, NCTL and The Wallace Foundation are releasing Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day: Lesson from Five Schools, which highlights schools that are finding ways to build a robust curriculum that integrates the arts without sacrificing the necessary time for other subjects, including literacy, mathematics, and science. 

For several years, we’ve told the story of the impressive change that has come about at the Edwards Middle School in Boston. As compelling as our storytelling is, however, nothing can communicate quite as directly and viscerally as film. 

This post by NCTL's Co-Founder & President, Jennifer Davis, originally appeared in the Huffington Post

In 1994, I was a part of the Clinton Administration team responsible for gaining Congressional approval and supporting the state implementation of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act -- the education reform legislation that launched the standards movement.

The other day, when listening to a news story on a recent research study, I was reminded of the famous short story by Ray Bradbury called “A Sound of Thunder.”  In this science fiction narrative, time travelers are able to go back to the age of the dinosaurs to hunt and kill a Tyrannosaurus Rex, just minutes before the beast is about to become extinct.