In this photo taken Sept. 28, 2011, Tresa Dunbar, principal of the Nash Elementary School, one of 13 schools where teachers voted to make the school day 90 minutes longer in exchange for extra pay, speaks to fourth-grader Daniyah Sanders in the school library in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Schools Desperately Turn To Longer Days, Year To Compete In Academic Global Front

(MintPress) – Starting this fall, about 20,000 students in five states will spend at least 300 more hours in school as part of a three-year pilot program, adding hours to the school day and days to the school year to see if increased classroom time positively affects students academic achievement. A 2012 report published by Harvard University’s […]