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November 04, 2016

Should School Schedules Shift to 9-to-5?

A new study by the Center for American Progress finds that typical school schedules place hardships on working parents by averaging 29 days off a year excluding summer recess.

September 26, 2016

National Nonprofit Wants to Teach All Elementary Students to Play

The national nonprofit Playworks recently announced a major expansion that would bring the organization's program, with its emphasis the importance of recess and playground lessons in cooperation and teamwork, to more elementary schools around the country.

September 13, 2016

A Texas School District Plans to Mandate Daily Recess for Elementary Students

An administrator with the Austin Independent School District said providing 30 minutes of daily recess is a part of educating the whole child.

September 02, 2016

Md. Governor's Post-Labor Day School Start Mandate Sends Districts Scrambling

Starting in the 2017-18 school year, Maryland schools won't be allowed to open before Labor Day and must close no later than June 15.

August 17, 2016

Why Don't More School Libraries Help Students Through Extended Hours?

Keeping school libraries open after the final bell would help students who lack Internet access, but a leading expert says there are several barriers that prevent schools from offering this service.

July 08, 2016

New Rhode Island Law Mandates Daily School Recess, Calls It a Student's Right

The law passed after parent groups lobbied for it and will require schools to provide 20 consecutive minutes of recess daily for students in kindergarten through 6th grade.

June 17, 2016

Madison District Considers Later School Start Times for Middle School Students

Most middle school students in Madison, Wisc., start class around 7:30 a.m., and the school board is studying a proposal to begin the day later in the hopes of improving learning and health.

May 04, 2016

New Jersey Solicits Community Input on Later Middle, High School Start Times

State education officials are responding to a state law passed last year requiring them to solicit feedback from the community on the impact of implementing later school start times for middle and high school students.

April 22, 2016

Are Schools Shortchanging Students on Time for Physical Education?

A new report that examines the status of physical education in the United States finds that only a handful of states mandate the amount of time schools must spend on physical education.

April 20, 2016

Should All Math Classes Be Morning Classes?

A study involving 1.8 million 6th through 11th graders in the Los Angeles Unified School District found distinct advantages for students who took math classes early in the day compared to those who took math courses late in the day.

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