Saved by the (Later) Bell

Ten schools in Massachusetts are testing a first-in-the-nation initiative to extend learning time. Believe it or not, the students (after initial grumbling) seem to like it, and so do their parents. Shouldn't every school rethink its schedule?

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By Lisa Prevost
April 29, 2007

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As the principal of a school pioneering a dramatically longer learning day, Jose Salgado knew he was in for some unpleasant moments. Stretching the instruction until 4:30 p.m. at Umana/Barnes Middle School, a fortresslike structure housing some 650 students on the East Boston waterfront, upset a schedule nearly as ingrained as the four seasons. Yet, neither Salgado nor his dogged ... (Full article: 3694 words)

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