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June 02, 2014

Students at Seven Schools Sue California to Get More Instructional Time

The students allege that they have lost hours, days, and months of education because of the lack of resources in their schools.

May 23, 2014

U.K. School to End Morning Classes for Some Older Students

Inspired by recent research, a private school in England has decided to have some of its older students start the school day in the afternoon.

May 21, 2014

Recess Time Declining in Seattle Schools, Local News Outlet Finds

Eleven Seattle schools schedule only 20 minutes or less for recess each day, according to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.

May 06, 2014

New Report Says U.S. Schools Start Too Early in the Morning

Requiring high school students to show up for class at 7 a.m. is like asking an adult to start work at 4 a.m., two sleep experts say in a new report from the Education Commission of the States.

April 18, 2014

When Choosing a College, Consider its Academic Calendar

Colleges' different calendars aren't just a bureaucratic detail--they can impact the academic experience and how well a student performs.

April 11, 2014

Is Homeroom Necessary?

Some schools are replacing homeroom with instructional time.

April 11, 2014

Completing College in Three Years Takes Sacrifice, But Has Benefits

Students can save a lot of money on tuition by completing college in three years rather than four. The strategy offers benefits but also trade-offs.

March 28, 2014

Mass. Business Leaders Want Students to Spend More Time on Learning

A new report from the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education envisions a future where high-achieving students and students in low-income schools spend more hours learning.

March 26, 2014

Is Learning a Second Language a Waste of Time?

The financial return on investment of learning a second language for English-speaking Americans appears to be surprisingly small, some economists say.

March 19, 2014

Oregon Cracks Down on Schools That Fail to Meet Instructional-Time Rules

Public high schools in Portland are revising their schedules after the Oregon education agency ruled they are failing to meet the state's requirement for at least 130 instructional hours per course.

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