Enhancing School Reform Through Expanded Learning
At a time when national, state, and local policymakers are learning just how many schools are in dire need of assistance, our country, as well as the rest of the world, is facing a crippling economic crisis. It is time to rethink how we harness our resources for education and learning in this county. This report by Learning Point Associates and The Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS) illustrateshow school reform and improvement strategies can take full advantage of expanded learning opportunities to promote student learning, development and engagement.
The authors make an evidence-based case for the following:
- Expanded learning time can be an effective strategy to promote student performance.
- The more effective school improvement strategies will be those that incorporate the key elements of expanded learning time.
- Resources exist to enable districts and schools to build in expanded learning time activities as core components of their reform plans.