Time Well Spent

Districts need to be as serious about capacity building
and continuous improvement in expanded learning
time programs as they are in the regular school day.
Step number one is to work with expanded learning
partners to put robust professional learning and datasharing
systems in place, in part by taking advantage of
the strong state infrastructure that already exists.

Expanded learning partnerships can powerfully
contribute to district goals for student learning and
engagement, but only if district leaders provide the
necessary supports and investments to make them
function well. By doing so, school districts can replicate
powerful expanded learning partnerships across all of
their schools, put more hours in the learning day and
year, and make sure those hours are time well spent
for their students, especially those students with the
greatest needs.