Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation
Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation explains why expanding time beyond the conventional 180-day, 6.5-hours-per-day school calendar can play such an important role in successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Schools that operate longer days and/or years will be better equipped to meet the sharp rise in expectations that the new standards represent and to ensure that students still have access to a well-rounded education with classes in the arts, music, robotics, physical education, foreign languages and more.
The report offers a series of recommendations to policymakers and education leaders to help schools take advantage of expanded time in order to better meet the challenges of Common Core implementation. The report was released earlier this year at an event at the Center for American Progress with state, district, and school leaders, including former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville and Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School Director of Professional Development Toby Romer.
You can watch the full event here.