A year ago this fall, Jennifer Davis joined the Education Redesign Lab at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, bringing NCTL's expertise, tools, and intellectual property to the Lab and its By All Means initiative. Founded by one of NCTL's original co-chairs and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Paul Reville, the Education Redesign Lab has provided an important opportunity to leverage NCTL's national legacy.
The world has evolved dramatically since the public school schedule first took root. When the school day first evolved, millions of children—many as young as 10 years old—worked, and most mothers stayed at home. Today, child labor for the most part is outlawed, and 75 percent of women with school-age children work.