Published Online: January 11, 2007

Report Roundup

Mass. Initiative to Lengthen School Day, Year Examined

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A report by the Center for American Progress evaluates the impact of a pilot program in five school districts in Massachusetts to lengthen the school day and year as a way to improve student achievement.

The case study by the Washington-based policy group seeks to guide states and policymakers in developing similar initiatives, and offers specific recommendations for doing so, such as involving teachers and unions in the initial planning.

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