Transforming Schools Through Expanded Learning Time: Tumbleweed Elementary School

Once among the highest performing schools in Palmdale, CA, Tumbleweed Elementary had fallen on tough times over the last decade. Then, in 2010, California labeled Tumbleweed "persistently low achieving," ushering in a new era of school-wide transformation, featuring an expanded schedule, supported by federal School Improvement Grant funding. Today, with the benefits of more learning time and other key reforms, Tumbleweed is demonstrating dramatic improvement. This new case study, the second in a series, takes you inside the turnaround.