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Panel: Expanded Learning Time

Join the Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA) and a panel of experts as they discuss the various policy implications, funding impacts, and programmatic approaches to extending the day and expanding learning time in and outside of schools. As charter schools, after-school partnerships, and other models increasingly challenge the traditional school day, districts are becoming more innovative in their approaches to time. States are also taking this up as legislation, and school leaders are negotiating how to meet student needs and balance costs and human resource challenges. Philanthropic organizations also play a powerful role in this nonprofit-public-policy dynamic, building the capacity of nonprofits to pursue innovative solutions and raising the bar for impact and results. Representatives from a non-profit after-school program, philanthropy, a policy intermediary, and the Department of Education, among others, will examine this timely issue.

Panelists: Nitzan Pelman, Executive Director, Citizen Schools;
Jonathan Skolnick, Senior Director, NYC Department of Education’s Innovation Zone;
Lucas Held, Director of Communications, The Wallace Foundation

Moderator: Dr. Leanna Stiefel, Professor of Economics and Education Policy NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Program Director, NYU Steinhardt’s M.A. Program in Education and Social Policy