Through expanded learning opportunities (ELOs), time is being reconsidered in districts across the nation to improve student learning and increase teaching effectiveness in support of 21st century learning goals.
Given the relative newness of many of ELO programs and activities, a thin research base exists about how effective ELOs are spearheaded, developed, administered and governed. The cases and analyses
presented in the NEA Foundation’s newest report, “Expanding Learning Opportunities to Close the Achievement Gaps: Lessons from Union-District Collaborations,” provide examples of ELO programs that have been jointly designed and collaboratively operated by leaders from the school district, teachers’ unions and community.
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