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Detroit high school junior Mohammad Muntakim has been pushing his school district to add the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr to the school calendar. One year, the holiday coincided with his final exams.
Detroit high school junior Mohammad Muntakim has been pushing his school district to add the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr to the school calendar. One year, the holiday coincided with his final exams.
Elaine Cromie for Education Week
School & District Management Schools Reconsider the Calendar as Students Grow More Diverse
A growing number of schools are re-evaluating their policies on religious holidays in response to the changing demographics of their students.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 24, 2020
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Fifth graders, from left, Lenorah Hunt, Brooke Clark, and William Shortt, play during recess at Centerville Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va.
Fifth graders, from left, Lenorah Hunt, Brooke Clark, and William Shortt, play during recess at Centerville Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va.
Julia Rendleman for Education Week
School & District Management There Are Smart Ways to Use Time to Aid Learning. Why Do So Many Schools Ignore Them?
While a growing body of research offers best practices for using time wisely in schools, a range of barriers often get in the way.
Alyson Klein, February 25, 2020
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Students study math in the classroom at Josephine Wascher Elementary in Lafayette, Ore. The McMinnville (Oregon) School District has one of the best success rates in the state for helping students meet math standards.
Students study math in the classroom at Josephine Wascher Elementary in Lafayette, Ore. The McMinnville (Oregon) School District has one of the best success rates in the state for helping students meet math standards.
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Student Achievement Smart Scheduling Puts Students' Needs First
A principal went back to the drawing board on his school's schedule after hearing author Daniel Pink talk about what children really need.
Alyson Klein, February 25, 2020
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Student Well-Being Collection Tick Tock Teach: Why Schools Can't Beat the Clock
Education Week explores some of the ways schools are rethinking class time and the school calendar.
February 25, 2020
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Student Achievement One Big Barrier to Personalized Learning: Time
Encouraging students to work at their own pace is a worthy goal, educators say, but difficult to pull off due to rigid school schedules and other barriers.
Sarah Schwartz, November 5, 2019
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School & District Management What the Research Says U.S. Teachers and Students Are Tops for Time Spent in School
U.S. students and teachers alike spend significantly more time at school than their international peers, according to the latest Education at a Glance compendium by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 17, 2019
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Student Achievement Elementary Principal Touts Benefits of Extended School Day
Students at Bellevue Elementary in Syracuse, N.Y., spend an extra 70 minutes at school each day, and their principal says the extended school day has improved their academic performance.
Marva Hinton, May 1, 2017
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Student Well-Being After-School Program Teaches Students About Urban Farming, Nutrition
A New York City middle school is giving students a chance to grow produce without soil through an after-school program that also teaches about healthy eating and food insecurity.
Marva Hinton, April 6, 2017
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Student Achievement Proposed Bill Would Let Schools in Minn. Replace Snow Days With E-Learning Days
Under this proposal, schools would be would be able to turn up to five snow days into e-learning days.
Marva Hinton, March 9, 2017
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Student Achievement New Program in Colorado Allows 8th Graders to Get Early Start on High School
Students enrolled in the Early High School program at Littleton High School in Littleton, Colo., will take a mix of advanced 8th grade courses and typical 9th grade classes.
Marva Hinton, October 28, 2016
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Student Achievement New Report Examines Chronic Absenteeism in K-3 Arkansas Students
The report looked at data for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade during the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 school years and found a correlation between attendance and the ability to read at grade level.
Marva Hinton, October 25, 2016
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Student Achievement Texas Middle School Uses Time Before First Bell to Make Student Minds 'Go'
For the past several weeks, this East Texas school has allowed students who arrive early to take courses based on teacher hobbies, and nearly 90 percent of them are taking advantage of it.
Marva Hinton, October 10, 2016
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Student Achievement National Expanded-Learning Advocacy Group Extends to More Cities
After 10 years, the nonprofit Every Hour Counts is adding 13 additional communities to its coalition of organizations that work to bring expanded-learning opportunities to underserved students.
Marva Hinton, July 12, 2016
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Student Achievement Researchers Examine Impact of Florida Law Requiring Expanded School Day
Starting with the 2012-13 school year, Florida law required the 100 lowest-performing elementary schools in reading to provide students with one hour of additional instruction. Here's what happened.
Marva Hinton, June 27, 2016
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