DC School Reform Now is educating, organizing and advocating to build support for public education strategies that prepare kids to become college and career ready.

07/10/2014

 by Michael Alison Chandler
July 10, 2014

07/10/2014

 by Emma Brown
July 10, 2014

07/08/2014

 by Cristina Duncan Evans
July 8, 2014

07/08/2014

 by Cristina Duncan Evans
July 8, 2014

With so many huge education-reform ideas under discussion, why isn't altering summer vacation on the table?

I often feel as if I’m teaching in an age of uncertainty. Schools open and close in my urban district, bureaucracies reshuffle ad infinitum, and every few months this year I've gotten new information about how I’ll be evaluated this June. Yet one thing has stayed conspicuously out of the conversation—altering the long-held tradition of summer vacation.

07/07/2014

 by Emma Brown
July 7, 2014

07/06/2014

 by The Editorial Board
July 6, 2014

The DC school system’s experiment with a longer school day has produced encouraging results. Seven of eight schools with extended-day programming for the 2012-13 school year showed improvement in math and reading. As a group, students with an extended day posted gains on achievement tests that far outstripped those in schools with traditional hours.

07/06/2014

 by The Associated Press
July 6, 2014

07/05/2014

 by Emma Brown
June 5, 2014

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