Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
TB To help disadvantaged kids who are struggling to keep up in school, some education advocates believe that extending the school day could give them the extra boost they need. They argue that many parents can’t afford to send their kids to the varied extracurricular activities that wealthier children enjoy – leaving poorer kids with a sparse […]
Nick Anderson of the Washington Post writes about the proposals to extend the school day and the school year in Alexandria, Virginia. “The bottom line is that the length of the school day is no longer realistic when you consider the amount of content kids are expected to learn today compared to 30 years ago,” […]