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Maria Ferguson on NPR's Hear & Now

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: September 13, 2017

NPR's Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Maria Ferguson, executive director of the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University, about whether more time in the school day improves learning.

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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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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back in Maryland

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: November 28, 2016

CEP Executive Director discusses Maryland’s changing school calendar. Read the column here.

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Expanded Learning Time: A Summary of Findings from Case Studies in Four States

Author(s): Jennifer McMurrer, Matthew Frizzell, Nanami Yoshioka, Caitlin Scott, and Nora Ostler
Published: January 13, 2015

This summary report describes the strategies being used by case study sites to meet federal requirements and encouragements for increased or expanded learning time, and the challenges, successes, and impacts associated with this implementation process.  The report is based on the findings of a series of case studies of 17 low-performing schools within 11 school districts in four geographically dispersed states—Connecticut, Colorado, Oregon and Virginia.  CEP interviewed 49 education leaders at the state, district, and school-levels to collect data for the study.  Also available on this site are detailed reports for each of the four states and 11 districts with the 17 case study schools and a webinar presentation of the key findings.

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