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The Legacy of More & Better Learning Time: Grantee and Stakeholder Reflections

Author(s): Matthew Frizzell, Diane Stark Renter, Nancy Kober, Matthew Braun, and Maria Ferguson
Published: January 24, 2017

This report serves as a legacy document for the Ford Foundation’s More and Better Learning Time (MBLT) initiative. It summarizes the approaches to and outcomes and challenges of successful MBLT strategies around the country. The report includes data from a survey for Ford Foundation MBLT grantees across the country and from case studies in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; and Rochester, New York.

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Report (PDF format, 505 KB)

Denver Public Schools Case Study (PDF format, 516 KB)

Los Angeles Unified School District Case Study (PDF format, 485 KB)

Rochester City School District Case Study (PDF format, 465 KB)

Appendix (PDF format, 1090 KB)

Press Release (PDF format, 177 KB)

Table 1. Views of on-the-ground grantees about the importance of various entities in the planning stage of MBLT (JPG format, 144 KB)

Table 2. Views of research grantees about the importance of various entities in the planning stage of MBLT (JPG format, 118 KB)

Table 3. Plans for funding MBLT activities long-term (JPG format, 65.9 KB)

Table 4. Entities that played a (JPG format, 125 KB)

Table 5. Views of on-the-ground grantees about level of support for MBLT from key stakeholders (JPG format, 168 KB)

Table 6. Views of research grantees about level of support for MBLT from key stakeholders (JPG format, 170 KB)

Table 7. Views of on-the-ground grantees about whether their MBLT activities contributed to access for disadvantaged students (JPG format, 191 KB)

Table 8. Percentage of grantees reporting higher performance on school indicators as a result of MBLT implementation (JPG format, 141 KB)

Table 9. Percentage of grantees reporting various positive impact of MBLT (JPG format, 251 KB)

Table 10. Percentage of advocacy grantees reporting extent to which various outcomes ocurred in communities where they promoted MBLT (JPG format, 244 KB)

Table 11. Percentage of on-the-ground grantees reporting various challenges to implementing MBLT (JPG format, 211 KB)

Table 12. Percentage of research grantees reporting various challenges to implementing MBLT (JPG format, 211 KB)

Table 13. Percentage of on-the-ground grantees reporting various challenges to sustaining MBLT (JPG format, 214 KB)

Table 14. Percentage of research grantees reporting various challenges to sustaining MBLT (JPG format, 214 KB)


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