District 27j is not the first school district to implement four-day school weeks several school districts in oklahoma, montana and oregon have also made the change, nbc news reported. Among other things, the guide says that a four-day week will create a “clean, consistent, and concise schedule,” “give teachers and staff time to better prepare for classes and develop. A superintendent in oregon explains the reasons why a shift to a four-day school week works well for students, teachers, and families start with better academic performance. The four-day school week for students in colorado was introduced as a cost-saving measure, and the improvements in academic results were the opposite of what had been anticipated, walker explains. The trend of four-day weeks began as a way for districts to cut costs in rural areas, where transportation is a considerable expense, running buses for fewer days leads to significant savings.
A school district official in colorado says plans for a four-day school week is a “significant” change for students, parents, and the community, “but our district can no longer be expected. Since 1985, more than three dozen arizona school districts have adopted four-day school weeks to save money this year, two more have made the switch, and a third, peoria unified, is considering. Four-day school weeks are common in many parts of the country as a way to cut costs researchers d mark anderson of montana state university and mary beth walker of georgia state university wanted to see if a four-day week affected students' academic performance. The town’s school district, which has struggled to cut costs ever since the great recession, has joined a growing number of districts across the country that now operate on a four-day week schedule.
Four-day school weeks have become one of the most commonly used examples of oklahoma's ongoing challenge to adequately fund its public schools as 97 districts have cut a day from the school week. So having a four-day work week as a local community culture -- that seems to fit very well in white rock, he said oklahoma's public school system requires students to attend at least 180 days. In an op-ed for the new york times, jason fried, who runs the software company 37signals, reports that his employees do better work during their four-day weeks as he puts it, as he puts it. The four-day school week is most predominant in rural areas of new mexico, colorado, utah and oregon broad latitude in legislation and local autonomy has allowed the schedule to spread throughout colorado, where 31 of the state's 176 school districts today operate on a four-day schedule.
Should kids go to school only four days a week a new study finds that schools that switch to four-day weeks see improvements in the math scores of their fourth- and fifth-graders. Portsmouth should have a four day school week because the four day week saves money, provides extra opportunities for both parents and students, and gives students more time to get better grades first, portsmouth schools will be able to save money with a four day school week. Kids do better with four-day school weeks by melissa dahl science of us has already made the case ( twice ) for the four-day workweek, as the research consistently links fewer hours on the job to improved health and productivity, among other happy consequences. Many rural districts in western states, like colorado, new mexico, and wyoming, have adopted the alternative schedule, with over one-third of school districts in colorado running on four-day school weeks.
Four-day schools weeks are gaining momentum in some states more than a third of colorado's school districts have adopted a four-day schedule, and the schedule has been considered in some parts of. A four-day school week is a relatively new and innovative idea gaining popularity with students and teacher across the united states for some, the advantages of attending school only four days per week far outweigh the potential disadvantages. Apache junction unified school district, east of phoenix, operates on a four-day school week alexandra olgin/kjzz the district of 4,500 students says its bills are high, too.
A four-day week is an arrangement where a workplace or school has its employees or students work or attend school over the course of four days rather than the more customary five this arrangement can be a part of flexible working hours, and is sometimes used to cut costs, as seen in the example of the so-called 4/10 work week, where employees work a normal 40 hours across four days, ie a. The study looked at the effect of the four-day school week on the reading and maths scores of children in years 4 and 5 in colorado while the shortened week wasn't associated with a change in reading ability, maths test scores were significantly higher among children who went to school one day less a week. Lane said the four day school week would save the school system about 3% of the total school budget also, the schools who have tried this said dropout rates decrease last of all, you can have time to finish work.
List of cons of implementing 4-day school weeks 1 it requires longer school days having students to fit 5 days’ worth of classroom time into 4 days would make for a tiring schedule, where many of the younger school children would find it very difficult to focus on their study for such long periods. Thousands of teachers and supporters are scheduled to rally monday at the state capitol calling for higher wages and better school funding 21 states have adopted the four-day school week,. Four day school week is probably better for some people a four day school and three day weekend sounds lovely and wonderful to me a matter of fact, why students should have five school school weeks when they have a four days with a double block schedule of 200 minutes which might equivalent to four instruction day. On a national and regional level, enrollment figured for four-day schools are difficult to come by to draw a comparison, idaho education news sought 2014-15 figured from neighboring state.
Before shana myer’s school in apache junction unified district, just east of phoenix, arizona, adopted a four-day school week this academic year, the third-grade teacher met with her other team members on saturdays to plan lessons. School finance expert michael griffith said he once held a neutral opinion about four-day school weeks then he took a closer look at least 120 school districts have adopted the four-day school. Colorado school district 27j, which serves the denver suburbs of brighton, commerce city, henderson, thornton, and aurora, has decided to switch from a five-day school week to a four-day school week for reasons that sound interesting if not legitimately beneficial on paper, but might, just maybe, in.