Kim Driscoll
Lieutenant Governor | Massachusetts

Middle School Expanded Learning Time

Idea Category: Education


One of the biggest obstacles in preparing students--especially lower income kids--to contribute as thoughtful young leaders within our community is our antiquated school calendar.


Mayor Driscoll is leading a coalition of parents, teachers, and researchers to modernize education by redesigning and extending the school day in her city. By implementing an Expanded Learning Time program, the longer school day gives kids more time to gain critical skills, allows teachers to target their time on what works best, and helps parents keep their kids out of trouble after school.

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