We extend special appreciation to the teachers, principals, other staff members, and friends of the programs profiled in both volumes of this idea book, who gave so generously of their time to help us compile detailed and accurate accounts. Without their willingness to teach us about their programs, and their patience as we returned with additional questions, this idea book would not have been possible. Although we were unable to include profiles of all the programs that we contacted as we developed this idea book, all the teachers and principals whom we interviewed contributed to our understanding of the possibilities for extending learning time for disadvantaged students.
These volumes were reviewed by Mrs. E. Louise White and her colleagues on the District of Columbia Title I School Support Team. We appreciate their careful reading of these volumes and their thoughtful suggestions.
Finally, our thanks to Daphne Hardcastle of the U.S. Department of Education and to Elizabeth Reisner of Policy Studies Associates for their support and advice throughout all stages of the project.
Policy Studies Associates, Inc.