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May 01, 2017

Elementary Principal Touts Benefits of Extended School Day

Students at Bellevue Elementary in Syracuse, N.Y., spend an extra 70 minutes at school each day, and their principal says the extended school day has improved their academic performance.

April 06, 2017

After-School Program Teaches Students About Urban Farming, Nutrition

A New York City middle school is giving students a chance to grow produce without soil through an after-school program that also teaches about healthy eating and food insecurity.

June 27, 2016

Researchers Examine Impact of Florida Law Requiring Expanded School Day

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.

February 18, 2016

Texas School District Plans Four-Day Week Option to Help Struggling Students

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

Report: How Five Schools Infused STEM Lessons Into After-School Programs

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

Some Stats on Extended-Learning Time From the GAO

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 Money Saved From Four-Day School Week, Report Says

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

Q&A: Status Quo Biggest Obstacle to School Change, Says Learning-Time Expert

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 Seeks NCLB Waiver to Fund Expanded Learning

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

Longer School Days and Years Catching On in Public K-12

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.

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