2015: No. 40
Time for Equity: Expanding Access to Learning

In urban communities across the nation, a broad range of partners have committed to reinventing educational time together to ensure equitable access to rich learning opportunities for all young people.

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Creating Time for Equity Together

In urban communities across the nation, a broad range of partners have committed to reinventing educational time together to ensure equitable access to rich learning opportunities for all young people. video.gif

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Inequity Outside the Classroom: Growing Class Differences in Participation in Extracurricular Activities

Research shows that extracurricular activities help cultivate the skills, connections, and knowledge that prepare children for lifelong success, but low-income students are increasingly excluded from participating.

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The Negative Impact of Community Stressors on Learning Time: Examining Inequalities between California High Schools

Allocated classroom time is not the same as time available for learning – a host of economic and social stressors undermine learning time in schools serving low-income students.video.gif

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Mobilizing the Eastside of Los Angeles for Educational Justice

A ten-year effort led by youth, community organizers, and a range of partners resulted in two new, successful high schools and showed the power of grassroots mobilization for social justice.

The Power of Community Schools

The community schools movement has led to powerful collaborations in New York City and nationally between educators, unions, families, communities, and other partners to provide services and transform learning.

The Promise Neighborhoods Movement: Creating Communities of Opportunity from Cradle to Career

The Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood illustrates how setting clear goals for collective impact and making sure local efforts get needed support can result in sustainable systemic change in low-income communities. video.gif

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How Citizen Schools Support Teachers for Expanded Learning Time

At Citizen Schools, a second shift of educators makes teachers more effective and happier, while also improving the outcomes of its students.

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Increasing Time and Enriching Learning for Greater Equity in Schools: Perspective from Two Community Funders

More and better learning time funders in Denver and Los Angeles find that strategic investments can leverage community-wide change and lead to more equitable outcomes for young people. video.gif