Inspired by recent research, a private school in England has decided to have some of its older students start the school day in the afternoon.

Eleven Seattle schools schedule only 20 minutes or less for recess each day, according to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.

The Afterschool Alliance and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities recently presented a webinar about partnerships between public housing authorities and after-school providers.

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said after-school programs are "a crucial part of what we're doing" to improve education in New York City.

The National Center on Time & Learning looks at how educators at 17 high-performing schools have used extra hours for activities like collaborative lesson planning, embedded professional development, and data analysis.

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.


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