Across the country, schools are experimenting with changed schedules, adding more hours & days to the school calendar, in order to give students additional time to learn. But critics say more hours can’t overcome the problems caused by flawed curricula and/or disengaged parents. We hear from local school officials & others about the positive results and the drawbacks of adding time to the school schedule.


  • Susan Schaeffler Executive Director and Founding Principal, KIPP DC
  • Miriam D. Hughey-Guy Principal, Barcroft Elementary School, Arlington, Va.
  • Diane Ravitch Research Professor, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education

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