The superintendent suggests that the switch could save the district money, though some experts question whether a shorter week can deliver on that.
The interactive resource provides up-to-date information on state policies and legislation concerning expanded learning time.
The Philadelphia Free Library will celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday throughout 2014 with a series of hands-on activities, performances, and screenings of his work to help engage young people and adults.
Iowa officials are considering a proposal from the state education agency to create a $1 million pilot program for extended learning time in schools.
The issue of overloading students with homework once again is drawing media attention with a Washington Post column suggesting that some teachers give it for the wrong reasons.
Washington state districts must provide at least 1,080 hours of instructional time to their yearly schedules for middle and high school students, as a new mandate goes into effect next year.
A new analysis aims to quantify, in both hours invested and dollars spent, the learning advantages that accumulate to children who grow up in middle- and upper-class homes.
The Baltimore Urban Debate League uses the art of debate as a means to help improve students' self-esteem, achievement, and access to college.
Currently, the state funds half-day kindergarten, and districts kick in local funds to support full-day kindergarten if they want to offer it.
States may not be taking full advantage of the opportunity to integrate expanded learning time into school-turnaround plans they have promised to deliver in return for receiving federal waivers.