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June 03, 2014

Florida Expands Extra-Hour Reading Initiative for Low-Performing Schools

Under the state's new budget, Florida's 300 lowest-performing elementary schools are required to add an hour to the school day and use the time for additional reading instruction.

May 14, 2014

Report Explores How More Time for School Can Boost Teacher Quality

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.

May 01, 2014

Indiana Officials Are Tinkering With Time

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.

April 29, 2014

Hawaii Lawmakers Push Plan to Repeal Mandate for More Instructional Time

Some lawmakers in Hawaii are attempting to stop a law from increasing mandatory instructional time to 1,080 hours a year in state schools.

April 28, 2014

Report Shares Advice on Scaling Up Programs to Extend Learning Time

The report from the Wallace Foundation shares ideas for scaling up the initiatives so they can serve more students.

April 03, 2014

Florida Educators Share Lessons From Extra-Reading-Hour Initiative

In 2012, Florida required its 100 lowest-performing elementary schools to add an extra hour to their school day and to spend that hour on reading instruction.

March 28, 2014

Mass. Business Leaders Want Students to Spend More Time on Learning

A new report from the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education envisions a future where high-achieving students and students in low-income schools spend more hours learning.

March 24, 2014

D.C. Mayor Wants to Fund Longer School Day in Lowest-Performing Schools

Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray said he wants to allocate funds in the new budget plan to help the city's lowest-performing schools extend their school day.

March 12, 2014

Wisconsin Senate OKs Bill Allowing Shorter School Year

The Wisconsin Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would eliminate the state requirement that school districts teach for 180 days. However, it retains a mandate on the number of hours for instruction per year.

March 07, 2014

Gov. Christie Pitches $5 Million Fund to Pilot Longer School Day and Year

The Republican governor wants to create a competitive-grant competition for promising initiatives to extend the school day and year in New Jersey.

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