ERIC Number: ED502967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on the School Calendar: The Four-Day School Week
Gaines, Gale F.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
When the economy weakens, heightened consideration is given to ways in which schools can more efficiently use financial resources. Discussions about implementing four-day school weeks--with students attending school more hours each day--are surfacing again in some states. While the need to balance the budget is real, the current emphasis on improving student achievement should continue to be central to state-level decisions affecting students and schools. A list of resources is included.
Descriptors: School Schedules, Educational Finance, Economic Factors, School Attendance Legislation, Cost Effectiveness, Barriers, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board
Identifiers - Location: Colorado