Does Shortening the School Week Impact Student Performance? Evidence from the Four-Day School Week

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D. Mark Anderson; Mary Beth Walker;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1162/EDFP_a_00165
  • Subject: U.S. education system, United States, elementary school, four-day week, student academic achievement, economic hardship, cost cuts, education policy
    • jel: jel:I20 | jel:I22 | jel:I29
    mesheuropmc: education

School districts use a variety of policies to close budget gaps and stave off teacher layoffs and furloughs. More schools are implementing four-day school weeks to reduce overhead and transportation costs. The four-day week requires substantial schedule changes as schoo... View more
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