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Longer School Days, School Years: Somewhat Helpful To Boosting Student Learning, But Amped-up Teaching Does More, Study Finds

The Obama administration required low-performing schools that got federal money intended to spur a turnaround to add time to their school day or school year. Years into the effort, however, school leaders who accepted federal millions say the added teaching time was only moderately helpful.

Stepped up teaching, often resulting from teachers being given more time to collaborate, yields a much bigger payoff, they report.