A large body of research, as well as our work in urban districts, points to the benefits of lengthening the school day to provide more hours of instruction for students—a strategy often known as Expanded Learning Time (ELT). Reliable funding for this extra time, however, is a big challenge for many districts and schools.
For this research paper, we partnered with Citizen Schools to look at six case study schools and three districts to see if they could use their resources in different ways to make ELT possible. To explore this, we addressed three important questions:
Please Note: Pages 1-9 contain an executive summary of the findings, while the detailed report begins on page 10.
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