Extending The Day Without Breaking The Bank
interesting story in Catalyst Magazine (Chicago) that lays out what the economics and politics of lengthening the school day involve. Some examples? Adding an instructional day in Chicago (which has a very short year t 174) would run about $11 million, according to the article. Adding an hour per day (Chicago's is currently 5:45) would cost about $300 million. Other districts like Miami and West Fresno are doing innovative things to extend the day without breaking the bank.