Students Enjoy Three-Day Weekends Year Round

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

And not just unofficially in college but officially in K-12.”Currently, 25 states have at least one district using a four-day school week, numbering at least 550 districts nationwide,” according to Georgia Heyward in a brief written for the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). “Most of these districts are small and rural, but some are close to urban centers.”

The CRPE is located at the University of Washington-Bothell. The CRPE claims that “In the past five years, we have observed several trends:

•”New states are adopting the four-day school week

•”Some states are implementing stricter standards of accountability

•”Some charter schools operate on four-day schedules

•”A small number of districts reinstate a five-day schedule

•”Little is known about the effects on high school students and nonrural students

•”Little is known about the effects on communities and districts

•”Some districts hope to use the fifth, unscheduled day for student enrichment.”