WASHINGTON, DC-- The Center for American Progress today released a case study featuring Massachusetts' bold new education initiative to close the achievement gap and improve student performance through a longer school day. At a conference for education leaders to discuss the study, Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) encouraged schools across the country to use the lessons and advice in the report, The Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time to Support Student Success Initiative, as a model for expanding the school day and providing students more resources for learning.
"When it comes to education reform, Massachusetts has a long history and a pioneering...

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