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February 26, 2016

Seattle School District Grapples With Plans for Major Schedule Change

School districts face many challenges when it comes to implementing later start times in order to comply with American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.

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.

February 04, 2016

This Florida Mom Wants Legislators to Pass a Law Mandating School Recess

A group of self-described 'recess moms' is behind a bill that would mandate that students in Florida elementary schools have 20 minutes of unstructured play time each school day.

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.

April 22, 2015

Scores Drop For Black Students, Rise For Others in Study of Expanded Reading Class

Black students lost ground in reading while their white, Asian, and Latino classmates improved in a district program to prevent them from slipping during the transition from elementary to middle school.

March 07, 2015

Survey: Students in Calif. Career Pathway Programs on Track for Higher Grad Rates

A high school career pathway program called Linked Learning shows promise for boosting grades and reducing dropout rates but needs more work to improve standardized test scores and teacher training.

December 30, 2014

Billions Lost Making Up for Summer Learning Loss, Say Business Leaders

The United States wastes $21 billion dollars a year making up for summer learning loss, according to an analysis of scores of studies by ReadyNation, a nonprofit working to strengthen the workforce by pushing policymakers to fund expanded learning programs.

December 19, 2014

Closing the Opportunity Gap Through Expanded Learning: A How-to Guide

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform releases a blueprint for high-quality extended-learning programs, based on a study of model programs in low-income schools in six large cities.

December 09, 2014

Creative Ways to Increase Learning Time When Money Is an Object

Expanding learning by lengthening the school day isn't always feasible; a new report profiles some California school districts that have turned to creative scheduling to give students more time to learn.

November 12, 2014

Expanded-Learning-Time Program Expands its Reach

An additional 21 high-poverty schools have joined an initiative in five states to expand the school year by 300 hours and redesign the school day, in order to close the achievement gap through personalized learning, enrichment activities, and more time for teacher professional development and collaboration.

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