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Expanded Learning:  Opportunities (ELO) for Partnerships with a New Twist and a New Name

A Commentary by Ellen Gannett, M.Ed.


"ELO need not be only about more time, but how we use that time and how well we use that time. From our point of view at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, expanded learning takes partnerships to a new level and has the potential of blurring the boundaries between in-school and out-of-school time, taking advantage of many settings in the community, not just the school campus. "


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