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 learningboth 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.