Minnesota rejects four-day school weeks

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The brief experiment by a handful of Minnesota school districts to switch to four-day school weeks apparently is coming to an end.

Although school district officials maintain shorter weeks save money and are popular with families and teachers, state Department of Education officials aren't all that interested in budget savings or convenience. Their focus is on student achievement.

When state education officials didn't see any increase in test scores in recent years, they concluded the four-day week wasn't helping students and should be ended after another year.

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