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October 23, 2014

Vermont Prepares for Mandatory Personalized Learning Plan for All

Vermont public schools have until next fall to prepare for a new law requiring all middle and high school students to have personalized learning plans that map out a path to college and/or career.

September 05, 2014

Connecticut School Gets Attendance Bump From Longer Days

Attendance and test scores increase at a Connecticut elementary school now in its third year of an extended school day.

September 02, 2014

Free, Full-Day Kindergarten Begins for Minnesota Children

Minnesota offers free, full-day kindergarten for the first time to help close the opportunity gap.

August 25, 2014

Pediatricians: Start School Later So Teens Get Enough Sleep

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new policy statement declaring that middle and high schools should delay their start times to ensure that adolescents and teenagers get enough sleep.

August 14, 2014

High Schools Letting Students Sleep In to Improve Grades and Health

More high schools are starting the day later as a growing body of research finds that teens' grades and health are suffering due to sleep deprivation.

August 07, 2014

The Problem With 'Half-Day' and 'Full-Day' Labels in Early Education

A new policy paper argues that the exact number of hours preschoolers spend in class should be reported and studied, rather than the "half-day" and "full-day" labels.

July 23, 2014

Summer Is Over for Students at Year-Round Schools

Students at year-round schools from North Carolina to Oregon are heading back to class already.

July 03, 2014

Year-Round Schools Get Fresh Look in Congressional Report

The Congressional Research Service has published a brief on year-round education.

July 01, 2014

Maryland Task Force Recommends Starting School After Labor Day

A task force convened by the Maryland General Assembly recommends that the state require districts to start the school year after Labor Day, in spite of educator opposition to the idea.

June 19, 2014

Snow Days Don't Sap Student Learning, Study Finds

At the same time, individual student absences caused by moderately snowy weather do reduce test scores, according to the analysis.

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