We hear the question every day: what is more important for student learning, the quality of time in school or the quantity? What years of study have demonstrated is that this question itself is a false choice.

This week, NCTL hosted a science event with the The After-School Corporation (TASC) and the Noyce Foundation at the American Natural History Museum in New York.

This post, by Jennifer Davis, Co-Founder & President of NCTL, was originally posted on The Quick and the Ed, April 4, 2012.

As Education Sector’s Elena Silva describes in her new report, Off the Clock:  What More Time Can (and Can’t) Do for Turnarounds, expanding learning time ...

This is a guest post from Michael Pernick, a Program Associate for NCTL.

On March 6th, the Mississippi House Committee on Education had three bills on its docket directly related to the length of the school year.

When debating the value of more school time, it is not uncommon to hear the argument that more time will not guarantee higher student proficiency and that what ultimately matters is the quality of instruction, not the quantity of time in school. To which I say, “Exactly!”

This is a guest post from NCTL's Co-Founder & President, Jennifer Davis.

I was in Washington, D.C. when President Obama outlined his education agenda at a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting in 2009. The President raised his concern about the American school calendar:

This is a guest post from Blair Brown, NCTL's Director of Communications & External Affairs.

“It is something you make,” so said Geoff Rose, a fourth-grade teacher at the Dever-McCormack School in Boston, at WNET’s Celebration of Teaching & Learning, last Friday.

This is a guest post from Kyle Linhares, Policy Assistant at NCTL.

During a hearing on global competition on Thursday, Senator Bingaman (D-NM) called out more time on task as an important strategy for keeping American students competitive with their international peers.

Recently a story came to my attention that, for some reason, struck me as from the realm of the imaginary. A school leader, in this case Superintendent William Habermehl of Orange County, California, stood up during his annual state of education address and called for a school year that was at least 15 days longer.

This is a guest post from Puja Thakkar, a Program Associate for NCTL's State & District Engagement and School Transformation team.

Have you ever wondered what tacos and school turnaround have in common?  Last month, state and district leaders from 26 districts across the country came together in Washington, DC to find out.