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Reinventing School: Summary and Materials from 6,000-Hour Learning Gap Forum

Decrying not just an achievement gap but a “justice gap” and a “dream gap” between students from lower and higher income families, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker opened a forum on October 31, 2013 that introduced leaders in business, education and philanthropy to a three-year, public-private project to expand learning time in 20 New York City middle schools, with a focus on small-group literacy tutoring.

Raising Standards After 3 PM

TASC President Lucy N. Friedman responds to a concept paper published by New York's Department of Youth and Community Development, in which city officials lay out explicit standards and expectations for how school-community partners can and must support students' academic progress as well as their social and emotional development.

Speaking in One Voice

This policy commentary by the Forum for Youth Investment highlights the work of Every Hour Counts partners to develop and adopt common youth-, program- and system-level measures that are easy and cost-effective for local systems to implement.

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