I was pleased to speak with Dr. Pedro Noguera of New York University, who has been a leader and advocate for holistic and equitable education. Pedro Noguera has been a consistent and strong advocate for the role of community organizations and the importance of afterschool and summer learning opportunities. Pedro Noguera and I had a good conversation about the complexity of the movement towards “expanded learning time,” the value of social and emotional learning supports, and the role of afterschool programs in the larger context of education reform. We got to talk about the advice he gave to the chancellor of the New York school system, and how that advice was interpreted. Enjoy!