Published Online: September 4, 2007
Published in Print: September 5, 2007, as Expanded School Day

Report Roundup

Expanded School Day

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Expanding the school day, week, or year could help boost student success by offering more core lessons and enrichment activities, according to a report from the Center for American Progress.

The additional learning time, primarily in the after-school hours, would allow instructional innovation, more one-on-one tutoring, in-depth lessons, hands-on activities, and greater use of technology, argues the report by Elena Rocha, a senior education analyst with the Washington-based think tank.

“More time also enables schools to expand the curriculum and integrate or maintain important enrichment activities … such as art, music, sports, and drama,” the report says.

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