School Ends Experiment With Longer School Day


The Hechinger Report (7/22, Bailey) reports, on “a cautionary tale of what can happen when a low-performing school rushes to add time” to the school day in order to close the achievement gap. The article tells the story of New Haven Connecticut’s Brenna-Rogers school, which decided to extend the school day by an hour and 25 minutes one year and revert back to the original school time the following year. The school noticed no difference in student test scores despite the extended time, putting to bed any debate in the community about the extended school day.