Our State Work

For the past ten years we have been at the forefront of the expanded learning time movement working with numerous state departments of education and supporting more than 100 schools and districts.

We provide expert support to districts, schools, and states in their work to ensure all time kids spend in school is valuable, and we help them capitalize on the promise of expanded learning time to provide students and teachers with a rich and engaging learning environment.

In 2012, NCTL began an ambitious to effort to develop high-quality expanded learning schools in five states—Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee.  These states have harnessed state resources and federal funds using new flexibilities afforded by the ESEA waiver process to add 300 hours of learning time for all students in participating schools. Nearly 22,000 students in 41 schools are benefiting from a redesigned and expanded school day in the current school year as part of this initiative. Additionally, more than 3,000 students are on track to benefit from an expanded school calendar starting in the 2015-2016 school year.