Education Report Roundup

Longer High School Day, Year Recommended to Improve Learning

By Michelle R. Davis — November 10, 2006 1 min read

“Expanded Learning Time in High School” is posted by The Center for American Progress.

Communities and educators that want to improve student achievement should look closely at increasing the length of the school day or year, a report by the Center for American Progress says.

The Washington-based think tank examined high schools that use additional learning time as one way to raise student achievement. But its report cautions schools to recognize that high school students also need time to pursue work or other interests outside school.