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Every Day Is Leap Day in ExpandED Schools

Early astronomers reimagined time to give us an extra day every four years. We reimagine time to give kids extra learning every day of the week. By adding time and enrichments to the school day, we help close the learning gap. It’s like every day is Leap Day in ExpandED Schools.

A New Focus on Middle School: 2013 Annual Report

Remember what it was like to leave grade school for the shockingly adult life of 6th grade? You had to be alert, diligent, hardworking. You had to keep track, keep up and keep going through the highs and lows. In our 2013 Annual Report, we introduce the launch of Middle School ExTRA, one of the nation's largest efforts to re-engineer the outdated school day by focusing on this critical turning point.

STEM Educators Academy

Classroom teachers (charged with meeting science and math standards) and after-school educators (charged with providing additional enrichment) can join together to spark interest and cultivate curiosity in STEM subjects.

Reinventing School: Summary and Materials from 6,000-Hour Learning Gap Forum

Decrying not just an achievement gap but a “justice gap” and a “dream gap” between students from lower and higher income families, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker opened a forum on October 31, 2013 that introduced leaders in business, education and philanthropy to a three-year, public-private project to expand learning time in 20 New York City middle schools, with a focus on small-group literacy tutoring.

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