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May 4, 2021

Webinar—Accelerating Learning: Best Practices for Expanded Learning Time

Hosted by the AASA, The School Superintendents Association and Learning Policy Institute

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET

How can districts design new schedules to expand learning time for students and accelerate learning? Panelists discussed reimagining the traditional school day through such strategies as partnerships with community-based organizations and community school approaches. They also discussed how high-quality expanded learning initiatives support students’ development of critical skills, as well as their social and emotional well-being, to complement learning that takes place during the typical school day. This webinar is the third of a five-part series focused on strategies to accelerate student learning and support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Mike Brophy, Superintendent, West Valley (WA) School District
  • Peter Finch, Assistant Superintendent, West Valley (WA) School District
  • Tara Kini, Chief of Staff and Director of State Policy, Learning Policy Institute (moderator)
  • Jose Rivera, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Grandview School District (WA)
  • Marisa Saunders, Associate Director for Research, UCLA Center for Community Schooling·