We need it - We need it but wholl pay for a longer school...

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We need it, but who’ll pay for a longer school day? LAST YEAR, rigorous research by Harvard and MIT demonstrated that Boston’s best charter schools have an impressive educational impact. This week, we found out one likely reason why: Charter school students spend more time in school. A lot more time. Anecdotally, educational observers have long known that. But we now have solid data. A charter school student’s day averages 8.2 hours, compared with 6.1 hours at Boston’s traditional public schools, according to a new study done by the American Institutes for Research for the Boston Foundation, which also funded the Harvard-MIT work. That means charter students benefit from the equivalent of at least 62 additional school days each year. The new report notes that a longer school day allows time for many of the things teachers and parents value. For faculty, there’s time for more teacher collaboration and participation in school leadership. For kids, there’s time for art, enrichment, and remedial help. Given those findings, the study helps frame one of the next big questions in education
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course EDU 101-404 taught by Professor Ide during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Phoenix.

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