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March 17, 2014

Network Promotes 200-Day Academic Calendar in Public Schools

Generation Schools Network recently released a report showing how it adds a month to the public school year without increasing the work year for teachers.

March 04, 2014

Finland's Latest Export: A Novel Approach to Recess

In Finland, a 1st grader spends 4.5 hours a day in school, 1.5 hours of which are devoted to "unstructured outdoor play."

February 27, 2014

High Schools Assign 3.5 Hours of Homework a Night, Survey Estimates

A University of Phoenix poll digs into how much homework teachers require and why they assign it.

February 25, 2014

Report Probes Early Experience in Tennessee With Extended Learning Time

The Tennessee Comptroller's office gives a peek into how the state's low-performing schools are implementing extended learning time.

February 19, 2014

Michigan Measure Seeks to Encourage Year-Round Schedule for Schools

A Michigan bill would encourage schools to move toward year-long schedules to reduce summer learning loss.

February 14, 2014

As Snow Days Pile Up, Options Explored to Make Up (or Not) Lost Time

With many districts having already reached their snow day limit, educators and policymakers are grappling with how to make up for lost instructional time.

January 24, 2014

Georgia Governor Hopes Budget Plan Will Help Restore Lost School Days

In his State of the State, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he hopes to help districts restore the school days they cut during economic crisis as a way to save money.

January 16, 2014

Middle School Gets Creative to Meet District's Mandate for Longer Day

A Maryland middle school is using a mandate requiring added class time to offer a wide array of enrichment courses.

January 15, 2014

Gov. Christie Proposes Longer School Day and Year for New Jersey

During his State of the State address, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed increasing the school day and school year for the state's students as a way to improve learning outcomes.

January 08, 2014

Massachusetts District Eyes Four-Day School Week

The superintendent suggests that the switch could save the district money, though some experts question whether a shorter week can deliver on that.

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