Starting with the 2012-13 school year, Florida law required the 100 lowest-performing elementary schools in reading to provide students with one hour of additional instruction. Here's what happened.
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June 27, 2016
February 18, 2016
A small, rural school district in West Texas has adopted a four-day school week option for next year in the hopes that struggling students will attend on the optional fifth day for tutoring.
December 09, 2015
A new report from the Noyce Foundation offers some lessons learned from a project that partnered schools with after-school providers to boost students' interest in and engagement with science programming.
December 03, 2015
Schools with the longest hours tend to be charters and to serve a larger percentage of low-income, black, and Hispanic students than schools overall, according to a new report from the U. S. Government Accountability Office.
July 27, 2015
No cost savings found in expanding school day and shortening school week to four days, according to a study by the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho.
July 09, 2015
A leading advocate for lengthening the school day says unless U.S. schools provide more time for students to learn and teachers to collaborate, the country's future economic prosperity will be put at risk.
May 11, 2015
California's state board of education voted to seek a federal waiver so districts with failing schools can develop their own tutoring programs instead of having to hire outside providers.
April 17, 2015
The number of public schools adding time to the school day or year has doubled in the past two years, according to a new study, and, for the first time, traditional schools that have lengthened the day or year outnumber charter schools.
April 14, 2015
In an effort to save the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, which funds after-school programs, a group of U.S. senators introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
April 03, 2015
New York State legislators increased funding for the state's after-school program despite Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to reduce its budget.