Perfect Attendance Incentives

As students return to the classroom for a new school year, regular school attendance is not only important so students don’t fall behind in their studies and receive poor grades. A higher attendance rate also means more money received by school districts in...

Shorter Summer Vacation

Some educators are questioning whether it is time to consider a shorter summer vacation in order to keep kids from losing valuable lessons and skills over the 8 to 10 week break. Summer break is an idea time for kids from middle and upper income homes to attend camps,...

Adding More Class Time

 Some schools are changing their calendars and daily schedules with the intent of adding more class time.Click image to purchase bookStarting with the 2014-15 school year, Thomas Jefferson High School students in Jefferson Hills Pennsyllvania will follow a...

Schools Making Up Time Lost Due to Snow Days

Because of the unusually harsh weather throughout the country many districts are now faced with the challenge of schools making up time lost due to snow days. The harsh winter has taken a toll on school schedules across broad swaths of the country, particularly in the...

Year-Round Schools – Still Up For Debate

Year-round schools, which once seemed like a panacea for everything from low test scores to overcrowding, have proven to be a mixed bag. And some places that once embraced them — including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and parts of California — have returned to...