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Will Longer School Year Help Or Hurt U.S. Students?

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 03.15.2013 | Education

-- Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more h...

Ed Today

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Too many tests in Texas? A group of parents certainly thinks so. "Texans Advocating for Meaningful Assessments recently made its case to parents, legi...

5 States To Increase Class Time By 300 Hours

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.01.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. F...

Expectations For the New School Year

Cory Zacker | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
Cory Zacker

We all want our kids to grow both academically and emotionally as the year progresses, but there are almost always bumps along that road. How you will handle those bumps is something worth thinking about now.

Why We Need a Longer School Day

Eric Schwarz | Posted 07.11.2012 | Education
Eric Schwarz

More time in school does not have to be a drag in order to get real results. I've been asked, "Don't the kids hate being in school for longer hours?"

Using Time to Improve Student Performance

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Research shows that time may be the most essential resource of the education system. However, it is important to recognize that merely increasing the amount of time students are in school is not a panacea for improving student performance.

Chicago Board Of Education Approves Property Tax Hike To Offset New Costs

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

Update: The Chicago Teacher's Union rejected Schools chief Jean Claude Brizard's proposal to give teachers a 2 percent raise in exchange for working a...

Should The School Day Be Longer?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Extending school hours may be a cornerstone of future reform, one that President Obama argues would elevate U.S. education standards closer to those o...

Are These Energy-Saving Measures Wise... Or Wacky?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Some ideas, like Wal-Mart putting doors on refrigerated cases and cutting energy use 70% in that aisle, are head-slappingly obvious. But some wacky energy-saving ideas can be wise, too.