Student Achievement Blog

Time and Learning

This blog was written by contributing writer Marva Hinton, who, as the mom of a toddler, knew learning can happen at any time and anywhere. This blog is no longer being updated, but you can continue to explore these issues on by visiting our related topic pages: learning time and instructional time.

Education Goodbye, Time and Learning
It's the end of the road for the Time and Learning blog.
Marva Hinton, June 2, 2017
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Education Trump's Budget Would Cut After-School Funding for Disadvantaged Students
Under president Trump's budget proposal, a program that provides after-school and summer programs in low-income communities would be eliminated.
Marva Hinton, May 23, 2017
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Student Well-Being Some Nevada Students Can Enjoy State Parks for Free This Summer
Thanks to a new law, 5th graders in Nevada will be able to get free day passes to state parks starting in July.
Marva Hinton, May 19, 2017
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Student Achievement Is Mentoring the Answer to Slowing the Summer Slide?
Practice Makes Perfect is a summer school program in New York City that uses three levels of mentoring to help students in kindergarten through 8th grade avoid summer learning loss.
Marva Hinton, May 15, 2017
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Student Achievement Virtual Summer School an Option for Students in Small Illinois District
In this district about 11 miles outside of Chicago, students can choose among four different summer learning opportunities, including a virtual summer school program.
Marva Hinton, May 5, 2017
2 min read
Student Achievement Elementary Principal Touts Benefits of Extended School Day
Students at Bellevue Elementary in Syracuse, N.Y., spend an extra 70 minutes at school each day, and their principal says the extended school day has improved their academic performance.
Marva Hinton, May 1, 2017
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Student Well-Being Federal Report: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Need More Scrutiny
A new Government Accountability Office report raises questions about how much the U.S. Department of Education knows about the effectiveness of 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
Marva Hinton, April 27, 2017
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School & District Management New Study Casts Doubt on Savings From Four-Day Weeks
An analysis of 16 Oklahoma school districts that started four-day weeks during the 2011-2012 school year found that nine of them spent more money on average following the change.
Marva Hinton, April 24, 2017
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School & District Management Later School Start Times for Teenagers Get Another National Endorsement
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, citing several potential health and safety benefits, has joined many other national groups in endorsing later school start times for middle and high school students.
Marva Hinton, April 21, 2017
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Student Well-Being STEM Leader Criticizes Trump Budget Plan for Proposed Cuts to After-School
The head of STEM Next says President Trump's budget proposal would hurt efforts to close the opportunity gap for students of color from low-income families.
Marva Hinton, April 14, 2017
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Student Well-Being More Than 1,450 Groups Ask Congress to Keep Federal Funding for After-School
These organizations are requesting that federal funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers be maintained after President Trump called for the program to be eliminated.
Marva Hinton, April 11, 2017
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School & District Management Researcher Calls for Government Mandates on School Start Times
A California state senator has proposed a bill to mandate that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., and a top researcher says similar legislation would be a good idea throughout the country.
Marva Hinton, April 10, 2017
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Student Well-Being After-School Program Teaches Students About Urban Farming, Nutrition
A New York City middle school is giving students a chance to grow produce without soil through an after-school program that also teaches about healthy eating and food insecurity.
Marva Hinton, April 6, 2017
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Student Well-Being Schwarzenegger Slams President Trump's Plan to Slash After-School Funding
"That's not how you make America great," the former California governor said of President Trump's plan to cut $1.2 billion from after-school programs.
Marva Hinton, April 5, 2017
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