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The Massachusetts Expanding Learning Time to Support Student Success Initiative

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Center for American Progress

Author(s): Hilary C. Pennington

Funder(s): Center for American Progress

Funder(s): Center for American Progress

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Type: Report

Coverage: Massachusetts


In 2005, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to undertake a systemic initiative to significantly expand learning time as a strategy for improving student performance and closing the achievement gap. For communities, states, and policymakers seeking to improve educational outcomes for our nation’s students, this ambitious initiative holds important lessons.