Extended School Day

Structures and Operations Working Group





Research Sources

Mass 2020. Founded by Chris Gabrieli to establish Expanded Learning Time (ELT) in Massachusetts schools. Their goal is “to provide students with high-quality, well-rounded education that they deserve, these schools completely redesigned their school day from the ground up, adding time for core academics, enrichment courses, and teacher planning and professional development.”
http://www.mass2020.org/

Making Time: What Research Says About Reorganizing School Schedules. Ellen O’Brien
Useful information about extended school days including models of how to structure the day.
http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Organizing-a-school/Copy-of-Making-time-At-a-glance/Making-time-What-research-says-about-re-organizing-school-schedules.html

Mass. Intiative: Does More Time Equal More Learning? Debra Viadero
Extended school days requires careful planning to be useful and not “glorified babysitting”.
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2007/12/12/15time.h27.html?tkn=SMOFk56+vPZzGV28XxrNJGQpex2THSzHc+9D&print=1