Time for Equity: Expanding Access to Learning

2015, NO.40

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.


by
Michelle Renée

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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by
Kaisa Snellman, Jennifer M. Silva, and Robert D. Putnam

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.

by
Nicole Mirra and John Rogers

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.

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by
Henry M. Perez and Perla Madera

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.

by
Natasha Capers and Shital C. Shah

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.

by
Michael McAfee and Mauricio Torre

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.

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by
Eric Schwarz

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

by
Janet Lopez and Peter Rivera

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.

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