Denver Post: Colorado gets $1 million to study lengthening school days
By: Allison Sherry
December 3, 2012
WASHINGTON — Nine schools in four metro-area Colorado school districts will lengthen school days to 6 p.m. and be put under a microscope to see how effective longer days are to student success, thanks to a million-dollar grant from a nonprofit education organization.
The $1 million Colorado received from the nonprofit National Center on Time and Learning Monday will go to studying how well the longer school day works and implementing the extra time at the nine schools in Adams County, Boulder Valley, Denver Public Schools and Jefferson County to boosting student achievement.
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