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Longer School Days

School Time Is Money: Are More Hours Worth the Cost?

Patte Barth | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Patte Barth

Adding days and hours to the schedule is relatively easy, but it's definitely not cheap. If students gained a lot by being in school longer the extra costs may be worth it. But do they?

Making Expanded Learning Time Successful

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 02.12.2013 | Education
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

Time has to be high quality for it to be effective. It has to reach the students who need it most -- those who are struggling academically and who lack educational opportunities and support outside of the school.

Work-life Balance and Our Outdated School Schedule

Jennifer Davis | Posted 09.18.2012 | Education
Jennifer Davis

Who benefits anymore from a schedule created to meet the needs of a 19th-century farm and factory economy? Just think about the broader learning opportunities that would be available to children if schools expanded their schedules to eight hours a day.

How Digital Learning Will Benefit Low Income Students

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 02.27.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Digital learning won't close the achievement gap, but it will lift the floor. More students will be more academically successful. Five years from now, a higher percentage of students will soon graduate from high school ready for college and careers.

Extending the School Day

John Thompson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Extending the school day, like schooling and like school reform, must be a story of addition and multiplication, not subtraction and division.