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November 03, 2014

Connecticut Awards $4.7 Million for After-School and Expanded Learning

Connecticut awards $4.7 million in grants from the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program to expand school days to create new before- and after-school programs that provide students in low-performing, high-poverty schools with academic tutoring, sports, art programs, dance, and hands-on learning.

September 16, 2014

Americans Lukewarm on Longer School Day, Poll Finds

Americans and public school parents would rather shorten summer vacation and have longer breaks throughout the school year than increase the number of days students attend school or the length of the school day, the poll finds.

June 04, 2014

Study Examines the Conflicting Findings on Effects of More School Time

A study in the journal Educational Policy finds that 2006 PISA data implies that increases in learning time could improve student performance. Other data, however, suggest no significant effect.

April 16, 2014

Minneapolis Hopes Its Spring Break Academy Will Boost Skills

A few thousand Minneapolis students gave up spring break this year to prepare for state tests and boost their academic skills.

April 07, 2014

Oklahoma Bill Ties Increased Funding to a Longer School Year

A bill in the state Senate would give Oklahoma education an additional $600 million over the next decade as long as schools added nine days to the calendar.

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