Wallace Unveils Effort to Give City Kids More Learning Time

(6-25-10) The Wallace Foundation announced this week a $9 million initiative to provide disadvantaged urban students with more time for high-quality learning—both through improved summer learning opportunities, and through extending the school day and school year.

The initiative will involve three strategies:

  • Building awareness among educators and policymakers of the value of adding more time for high-quality learning, including identifying what is already known, and what policies are needed to make progress;
  • Helping leading national organizations that do a good job of educating children in now-underutilized hours to reach more children; and,
  • Testing how programs that provide more high-quality learning time might be made available widely in one or more school districts to help disadvantaged children, and evaluating these efforts for results.

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