VIDEO: School Transformed by Expanded Learning Time

In fall 2005, the Clarence Edwards Middle School in Boston was one of the lowest-performing schools in the city and on the verge of closure. Today, the school is thriving as one of Boston’s highest performing schools. How did this happen? What did it take? Who were the leaders, teachers and partners who made it possible?

This short film by Aaron Shadwell tells the story of a visionary principal and a non-profit partner who threw out the rules and teamed up. They knew their students deserved better. They never imagined how demanding it would be--or how successful it would end up.

Learn more about Expanded Learning Time in schools across the country.