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Time to Learn and Plan Together

Investing in Time

As districts and schools continue the transition to new standards, we must invest in time for educators to plan and learn together.

—Recommendation #1, based on findings from the 2014 NCLE report Remodeling Literacy Learning Together



Supporting Teacher Learning  

"We need to be getting about the business of providing the professional learning opportunities that high-achieving nations do, including time in the school day and school week for ongoing collaboration and learning."

—Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and Faculty Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education




Committing to Collaboration


"Time alone is not going to fix it. . . . You need to have specific protocols—a focus in your conversation. . . . Yes, collaboration, time are important, but there are essential elements that are very critical to have as part of your culture."

—Francisco Escobedo, Superintendent of Chula Vista Elementary School District




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