Learning Time in America: Trends to Reform the American School Calendar: A Snapshot of Federal, State, and Local Action


This report, sponsored by the National Center on Time & Learning and the Education Commission of the States, discusses how some states and local governments have increased or decreased learning time in their schools in response to budget pressures, while others have prioritized expanding learning time to better prepare students for post-secondary success. Additionally, the piece provides three overall recommendations for federal, state, and local entities, including: aligning resources with the diverse needs of students (moving away from seat time); highlight successful school models and; include expanded time with autonomy.

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National Center on Time & Learning
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