Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary to Discuss Education Reform and the Value of Expanded Learning Time in Turning Around Low-Performing Schools at the Citizen Schools’ Second Annual Expanded Learning Time Summit

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary to Discuss Education Reform and the Value of Expanded Learning Time in Turning Around Low-Performing Schools at the Citizen Schools’ Second Annual Expanded Learning Time Summit

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will discuss education reform and the value of extended learning time in helping to turn around low-performing schools during a panel discussion at the Citizen Schools’ second annual Expanded Learning Time Summit on Friday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Cambridge, Mass. The summit will bring together an estimated 200 superintendents, district leaders, principals and other educators to discuss the power and potential of expanded learning time as a key lever for school turnaround.

Earlier this year, Massachusetts received an additional $7.8 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The award provided new funding as part of $535 million included in the fiscal year 2011 budget and made available to states under the program. To date, Massachusetts has received $74.5 million since the SIG program was redesigned in 2009.

Who : Michael Yudin, principal deputy assistant secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U. S. Department of Education
What : Panelist at Citizen Schools’ second annual Expanded Learning Time Summit
When : 6:30 p.m. ET Friday, July 13, 2012
Where : Microsoft New England Research and Development Center
One Memorial Drive, 10th Floor Commons
Cambridge, Mass.