School districts face many challenges when it comes to implementing later start times in order to comply with American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.
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February 26, 2016
February 18, 2016
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.