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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Research on 4 - Day School Week

Thanks to Mrs. Baird's thoughtful post in the comment section, I have taken the liberty to provide the link to the research she refers to.

This link is from a school district that has posted for the public, a compilation of the history, the research on the pros and cons of 4-day school weeks, and their own district's journey in exploring the concept.


Anonymous said...

What are the pros and cons of Friday off compared to having Monday off from school?
If there is no school on Fridays how can you have any sporting events on a Friday evening?

Dr. Mark J. Stock said...

I don't suppose there is any reason it couldn't be Monday or even a mixture of Mondays and Fridays.

I don't believe Friday game events would be impacted as much as difficulty with practice schedules due to a longer school day.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Stock- are you seriously considering this option? If so, what is your next step? When are we talking about the possibility of implementing a start date?

The school web site seems promising and I think Mrs. Baird's points are valid. I just don't know if teachers will spend the extra time to make quality lesson plans, even if there's an extra day in the week. I love the idea of that though.

Dr. Mark J. Stock said...

I would say we are more curious than serious right now.

I posted the topic for discussion just to start people thinking.

I am very interested in how the public and faculty would respond to the issue.

I personally feel that there are enough positives that it would be worth examining more closely.

However, there would have to be much public discussion, community education and involvement before serious debate could begin.

There is no hidden agenda and certainly no secret plans to implement.

The community would have to very supportive of the concept in order to implement it.