How Four-Day School Weeks Impact Idaho Students

Nov 16, 2015

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Nearly 10 percent of Idaho children go to school just four days a week. That’s almost 27,000 students. Dozens of districts across the state have switched to four day weeks since the Great Recession in hopes of saving money. But as Idaho Education News reports, nobody knows how that impacts students.

Ed News and Idaho Public Television have teamed up for a week-long series on four-day schools. Our Adam Cotterell talked with Ed News reporter Kevin Richert about the series and what they uncovered. Richert says nobody has tried to find out how Idaho’s four-day schools are doing. 

 Find Adam Cotterell on Twitter @cotterelladam

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