Extended learning time is given a stronger focus in the new School Improvement Grant draft regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Education.


Rhode Island's Council on Elementary and Secondary Education has postponed a decision on whether school districts can charge for summer school.


Attendance and test scores increase at a Connecticut elementary school now in its third year of an extended school day.


An elementary school in Quebec joins the movement toward eliminating or reducing the amount of homework teachers are allowed to assign to students.


Minnesota offers free, full-day kindergarten for the first time to help close the opportunity gap.


A massive universal, full-day prekindergarten program begins in New York state with the first of five annual grants of $340 million.


The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new policy statement declaring that middle and high schools should delay their start times to ensure that adolescents and teenagers get enough sleep.


Some students are spending increased amounts of time on homework over the summer. Does it make a difference?


Experts in extended learning want foundations to focus more money and time on increasing the quality of programs and providing more support, professional development, and career opportunities for the people in the field.


More high schools are starting the day later as a growing body of research finds that teens' grades and health are suffering due to sleep deprivation.


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