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Further Reading Page Description

This page features articles, reports and other materials supporting each indicator.

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Approaches

This page highlights some of the ways that organizations around the U.S. are implementing more and better learning time approaches.

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To see some of the ways that organizations around the U.S. are implementing more and better learning time approaches,

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The Education Ecosystem: Who is Involved?

Based on a review of existing research, principles of the initiative, and extensive input from education stakeholders working in the field, we developed a Theory of Action that guided the development of the framework. At the center of the framework … Continue reading

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Indicators: Complete List

This page presents an overview of all 24 indicators organized by the four categories that correspond to different stages of implementing expanded learning time. Download a summary of the 24 indicators.

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The Ford Foundation’s more and better learning time work aims to reinvent public schools in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty by adding and improving learning time so that students are prepared for college, career, and civic participation.

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Successful implementation of more and better learning time requires families to understand and help shape approaches and activities. Schools must develop strategies and structures that engage youth and their families in decision making at the school and district levels. Schools … Continue reading

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To reach the systemic goal of the more and better learning time approach, it is critical that rich learning opportunities are made available to all students. This indicator measures the breadth of expanded learning time implementation across the entire ecosystem, … Continue reading

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The extent to which students feel positive about their learning can shape their school experience and school success. Students’ engagement and investment in their learning is impacted when education is relevant and students can see a connection between their learning … Continue reading

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All students, regardless of income, race, language, or ability must have access to more and better learning time opportunities. The design of more and better learning time approaches and strategies must guarantee the inclusion of all groups and monitor their … Continue reading

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