U.S. Secretary of Education Discusses Importance of Extended Learning at the Center for American Progress

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Washington, D.C. He will discuss the importance of expanded learning time in school and its potential to improve academic performance. New York Commission of Education John King and experts in the field of time and learning will join the discussion.

At this event, a new report, "Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Successful Expanded-Time Schools," will be released by the National Center on Time & Learning. The report looks at 30 high-performing, high poverty schools across the United States and the best practices that make them successful.