NCTL researches and documents effective practices of high-performing expanded learning time schools across the country.

NCTL's publications contain our latest research on these practices as well as our policy reports, school case studies, and profiles of emerging time and learning trends. Through these publications, you will find the countless ways that expanded learning time can help raise student achievement, empower teachers, and add enriching opportunities for all children.

Our Featured Publications

Jennifer Davis, David Farbman

This important book, featuring a chapter by NCTL's Jennifer Davis and David Farbman, explores how education time can be expanded, reimagined, and reorganized in an effort to enhance the educational opportunities and outcomes of disadvantaged students.

David Farbman

Giving English Language Learners the Time They Need to Succeed profiles three expanded-time elementary schools, providing both the framework and compelling examples for understanding how the strategies and effective practices aimed at helping ELL students blend together to produce a high-quality education.

Claire Kaplan, Roy Chan, David Farbman, & Ami Novoryta

Time for Teachers examines 17 high-performing and fast-improving schools around the country that have taken advantage of expanded school schedules to provide teachers with more time to collaborate.