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Year-Round Schooling Explained
Get the facts about year-round schooling, including pros and cons, statistics, and key definitions.
School & District Management What the Research Says 4 Studies to Know on 4-Day School Weeks
Recent studies raise questions about the usefulness of shortened school weeks.
School & District Management What Happened When One of the First Large School Districts Adopted a Four-Day Week
New research on a large district's adoption of the 4-day week shows drops in home values, teacher retention, and achievement.
Student Achievement What the Research Says The State of School Tutoring, in Charts
Only 1 in 10 students is receiving intensive tutoring supports.
School & District Management 5 Tips for Switching From Snow Days to Remote Classes
Two district leaders say communication, flexibility, and adaptability are key to success.
School & District Management Will Schools Actually Ditch Snow Days for Virtual Learning? The Outlook Is Still Cloudy
More districts are substituting some remote learning, but snow days are still an option in many places.
Teaching Profession What the Research Says Later School Start Times Could Help Teachers, Too
Most discussion of school start times centers on benefits to late-sleeping adolescents, but a new study looks at the effects on teachers.
School & District Management 4 Ways to Get Buy-In for Additional Learning Time
Two administrators discuss how they got parents and staff to support longer, or more, school days.
School & District Management The Learning Recovery Strategy Districts Are Overlooking
Adding more required time in the classroom remains an unpopular approach, despite evidence it can help catch kids up.
School & District Management Opinion Schools Need to Reclaim Lost Learning Time. Here’s How to Start
To maximize learning time, we need to consider how time in the school year is currently being used and whether it is the best use possible.
School & District Management Earlier School Times Don't Hurt Elementary Students' Learning, Research Shows
Districts often need to stagger start times. The evidence suggests secondary students should start later.
Teaching Opinion An Ode to the Classroom Rhythms of Fall: ‘Now Is Sowing Time’
October is a perfect time to step back from the minutiae of teaching and appreciate the beautiful repetition of the school calendar.
Student Well-Being Letter to the Editor Schools Need to Cut Back on the ‘Filler’
Removing the 'filler' in schools would likely have a bigger effect on student well-being than later start times, writes a retired teacher.
Teaching What Time Should School Start? We Asked Teachers
Educators on social media weigh in on the tradeoffs of later start times, like sleep schedules, commutes, and after-school errands.
School & District Management What the Research Says The Interesting Effects 4-Day Weeks May Have on School Climate
Teenagers experienced less bullying and fighting but no effects on their attendance or grades, a study found.