The new agreement between the city and its largest teachers union sets aside 150 minutes a week for professional development and communicating with parents.
The researchers say students are more likely to be distracts when working on their own or in whole-group instruction.
Requiring high school students to show up for class at 7 a.m. is like asking an adult to start work at 4 a.m., two sleep experts say in a new report from the Education Commission of the States.
School officials in Indiana are looking to longer school days to help students get on grade level and give teachers more opportunities to plan lessons together.
Some lawmakers in Hawaii are attempting to stop a law from increasing mandatory instructional time to 1,080 hours a year in state schools.
The report from the Wallace Foundation shares ideas for scaling up the initiatives so they can serve more students.
The Tampa Bay area district is offering a math boot camp before students take Algebra 1 to reduce the number of students who will need to take a remedial course later.
Dance draws middle school girls to the SHINE program and helps them understand mathematical concepts once they're there.
A researcher finds that early laws raising the compulsory schooling age reduced educational inequality between rich and poor students and white and non-white students.
In the United States, 4th grade teachers reported assigning 19 minutes of math homework each night, compared with an average in some other countries of 25 minutes per night.