How Do We Pay for More Learning Time?

Fiscal Map for Expanded Learning TimeEvery school that joins with a community organization to expand learning time must figure out how to pay for it. A few months ago TASC published A Fiscal Map for Expanded Learning Time, which offered an overview of public funding sources—including 29 at the federal level—that could be tapped to expand the learning day.

We’re now issuing a second edition that covers state and local funding sources for New Orleans, Maryland and New York City. The publication addresses the challenges embedded in many of the funding streams that support expanded learning (among them a patchwork of time-limited grants and contracts) and recommends policy change for scaling and sustaining this approach to school re-invention.

Comments are welcomed, sharing highly encouraged. Anything we’ve missed?