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Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis is a former Clinton Administration education official and senior adviser at Harvard's Education Redesign Lab..

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OPINION: Cities find new ways to fill pre-K funding holes left by the federal government

Memphis, Pittsburgh and other cities provide examples of resources and strategies that address the diverse needs of children and families

More quality time: Schools’ best weapon in the battle against poverty

America faces a tough challenge. Educating students in poverty requires considerably more time than the traditional school calendar offers. But there’s hope. Expanded time and learning schools are meeting the…

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How a Massachusetts school narrowed the achievement gap through more, better learning time

The summer of 2012 was a dizzying time for Lori Butterfield, the principal of the Guilmette Elementary School in Lawrence, Massachusetts. A new school year loomed, and Guilmette students…