New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to double the number of middle school students in after-school programs over the next year.


In Finland, a 1st grader spends 4.5 hours a day in school, 1.5 hours of which are devoted to "unstructured outdoor play."


A University of Phoenix poll digs into how much homework teachers require and why they assign it.


The Tennessee Comptroller's office gives a peek into how the state's low-performing schools are implementing extended learning time.


A Michigan bill would encourage schools to move toward year-long schedules to reduce summer learning loss.


With many districts having already reached their snow day limit, educators and policymakers are grappling with how to make up for lost instructional time.


A new after-school initiative encourages students to cultivate their STEM knowledge through problem-solving and invention.


A piece of Utah legislation would allow districts to use up to eight class days for professional development.


Teacher John T. Spencer explains in a new column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine why he no longer requires students to do homework.


Recent bouts of cold and snowy weather have sparked widespread school closings, but some schools are tapping technology to turn snow days into e-learning days.


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