4-day School Weeks Gain Popularity Across US

4-day School Weeks Gain Popularity Across US

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school-doors-kconnors-morguefile.jpgFor students in Peach County, Georgia, Mondays are for video games or hanging out at community centers.

The rural area is one of more than 120 school districts across the country where kids attend school just four days a week, a cost-saving tactic gaining popularity among cash-strapped districts struggling to make ends meet. The 4,000-student district started shaving a day off its weekly school calendar last year to help fill a $1 million budget shortfall.

The results? Test scores went up.

So did attendance — for both students and teachers. The district is spending one-third of what it once did on substitute teachers, Clark said.

(READ the story or WATCH the video from AP, via Yahoo News)

Photo by kconnors via morguefile.com

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