Posted on May 12th, 2010 No comments
This article was in today’s Boston Globe and it talks about how students in charter schools perform better than their public school counterparts because of the longer school day. They have more time for different subjects and teachers have more time for tutoring. Overall, it’s an interesting case for extending the school day. Here’s an excerpt:
The extra time in charter schools, roughly 378 hours annually, allows students to receive significantly more instruction in English and math and creates opportunities for them to receive tutoring during the school day, according to the report by the Boston Foundation, a charitable organization that supports charter schools and also works with the city school system on improvement efforts.