How much time should children spend in school, and how should that time be arranged? Over the years, Education Week’s opinion contributors—educators, researchers, and policymakers—have plumbed the depths of these questions, not always landing in the same place. In recent weeks, we reached out across our social-media channels to ask our readers, including teachers and school leaders, to describe the ideal school day were it unshackled from time constraints. Whether writing an essay or responding on social media, contributors agree in their excerpts below: Improving time-management practices could give a big boost to students and staff.
All comments have been edited for clarity.
Compiled by: Dominique Bander
Design/Visualization: Hyon-Young Kim
A version of this article appeared in the February 26, 2020 edition of Education Week as How Can We Make Better Use of the School Day?