Using Time to Transform Schools: Opportunities, Challenges, and How Foundations Can Make a Difference

Thursday, March 1, 2012 -
1:45pm to 5:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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A consensus has emerged among policymakers, practitioners, and advocates that how schools use time is key to their effectiveness. Like other resources, time can be used well or squandered. The question that confronts districts, schools, and the community organizations that partner with them is how best to use time to strengthen teaching and address the whole range of student needs.
Our discussion will highlight some of New York City's successes, identify opportunities for replication and scaling up, and examine the challenges of doing so.


  • How can schools and diverse partners collaborate successfully to offer more and better opportunities for students?
  • What are the challenges in translating these opportunities into higher achievement and student growth?
  • How can Educational Partner Organizations help schools to meet the challenge of reconfiguring time and going to scale?
  • How can foundations help? What should be on our To Do lists?
Philanthropy New York and the Donors' Education Collaborative invite you to a follow-up session for Time as a Tool for Transforming Schools to hear about City schools that have successfully reconfigured the school day and year to maximize the educational opportunities for students most in need.



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