Friday, September 30, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Arthur Ashe Charter School Featured in National Report on High-Performing, Expanded-Time Schools

Report Shows How Effective Use of Expanded Learning Time Boosts Student Achievement

NEW ORLEANS, LA, Friday, September 30, 2011 – Arthur Ashe Charter School is earning national recognition for its success in using expanded learning time to boost student achievement.  It is one of 30 schools from across the country featured in a new national report that examines effective practices for improving teaching and learning at expanded-time schools.  The report is set to be released at an event with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Washington, D.C. today.

"We are proud to have been nationally recognized as a successful model for expanded learning time,” said Sabrina Pence, School Director of Arthur Ashe Charter School.

The report, Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Successful, Expanded-Time Schools, from the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), outlines how high-performing, expanded-time schools implement one or more of eight different practices to help improve student achievement, including allocating time towards focused goals; individualizing learning time and instruction based on student needs; and using time to assess student data in order to continuously strengthen instruction.

Arthur Ashe Charter School
The mission of Arthur Ashe Charter School is to prepare all students academically while developing their character so they will excel at a high school with rigorous academics and graduate from a four-year college.

FirstLine Schools
The mission of FirstLine Schools is to create and inspire great public schools in New Orleans.  We do this by directly operating open admissions public schools and by developing training programs for teacher and school leaders across New Orleans.  FirstLine operates four K-8 schools and one high school in New Orleans: Arthur Ashe Charter School, John Dibert Community School, Langston Hughes Academy (through a management contract with NOLA180), Samuel J. Green Charter School, and Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School.


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