Time to Succeed Coalition

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Time to Succeed Coalition
Time to Succeed Coalition Logo.png
Founder Chris Gabrieli & Luis Ubiñas
Type Education Non-profit
Focus Education Reform: Expanding Learning Time
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Method Advocacy and Coalition Building

The Time to Succeed Coalition (TSC) is a U.S. based non-profit organization working to build a coalition in support of expanded learning time (ELT) for students in communities of concentrated poverty.[1]


TSC is co-chaired by Chris Gabrieli, Chairman of the National Center on Time & Learning, and Luis Ubiñas, President of the Ford Foundation.

Expanded learning time is an issue that has long been on the education agenda in the United States. As more schools across the country began exploring how to expand their school schedules following new federal investments and research noting the impact of longer school years on student achievement became available, the coalition was formed.

TSC launched on May 10, 2012 with a mission: to inspire and motivate communities across the country to add more learning time to a redesigned school day and year, enabling children everywhere – especially in disadvantaged schools – to get the education they need to succeed.[2]

Founding featured signatories[edit]

The Coalition’s founding 100 signatories have diverse and often contradicting backgrounds the list includes both national teachers’ unions, Randi Weingarten and Dennis Van Roekel; the founders and leaders of leading charter school networks including KIPP co-founders Michael Feinberg and Dave Levin and CEO of Zearn Evan Rudall; educational policy leaders and innovation pioneers including Linda Darling-Hammond, Jon Schnur, Geoffrey Canada, Wendy Kopp and Pedro Noguera; leading scholars such as University of Chicago Professor Charles M. Payne and President of Smith College Kathleen McCartney (dean); superintendents and local leaders such as Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel, Houston’s Terry Grier, Boston’s Thomas Menino, LA’s John Deasy, New York City’s Michael Bloomberg and Dennis Walcott, and DC Public School’s Kaya Henderson; state education leaders such as Massachusetts’ Paul Reville and New York’s John King, Jr.; civil rights leaders such as Wade Henderson, Tom Saenz, and Antonia Hernandez; and business leaders such as legendary investor Peter Lynch, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, and Eli Broad of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.[3]

Current work[edit]

In May 2013, TSC celebrated a year of progress, noting that in its first year it gained the support of over 25,000 grassroots members and 200 featured signatories in education, business, and policy leaders.[4] The Time to Succeed Coalition website[1] provides tools for supporters to join the ELT movement as well as contact local leaders and media about why they support expanding learning time.

TSC Massachusetts[edit]

On April 2, 2013, TSC launched the first state coalition in Massachusetts at a briefing for legislators, staff and thought leaders at the State House.[5] The briefing brought together Governor Deval Patrick, Secretary of Education Matthew H. Malone, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Stand for Children, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association, Citizen Schools, business leaders, and Massachusetts 2020, a Boston-based non-profit that leads the Commonwealth’s statewide initiative to expand learning time in district schools. With over 85 signatories, TSC Massachusetts is a broad and diverse coalition of leaders who believe that expanding learning time in Massachusetts schools is a critical strategy for students in high-poverty schools. The state coalition is calling for the state to develop a sustainable framework for all expanded-time schools.[6]


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