The Congressional Research Service has published a brief on year-round education.
The Washington Teachers Union has asked its members to vote against extending the day at their schools.
A task force convened by the Maryland General Assembly recommends that the state require districts to start the school year after Labor Day, in spite of educator opposition to the idea.
A recent report from the Clayton Christensen Institute looks at how blended learning is being used to support competency-based education in 13 New Hampshire schools.
New York has chosen the school districts that will receive funding from its Extended Learning Time grant program.
The Afterschool Alliance has awarded $10,000 mini-grants to five statewide after-school networks to help them develop and pilot digital badge systems.
The new program will create homework help centers, staffed by a learning coordinator and volunteers, at 18 library branches around the California city.
Speaking at an event at the U.S. Department of Education, the first lady urged young people to use summer as a chance to read and build their skills.
At the same time, individual student absences caused by moderately snowy weather do reduce test scores, according to the analysis.
Teenagers only read for fun for an average of four minutes per weekend day, far less than they spend watching TV or browsing and playing games on a computer, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.