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Shorter School Week Will Make Big Difference

Are Shorter School Weeks a Good Idea?

Shortfalls in yearly school budgets are encouraging many school districts to consider shortening the school week by one day. This possibility is especially popular in rural school districts that provide transportation to students living in distant, sparsely-populated locations. Before adopting thi...

Holiday Promotions and Your School Store

Holiday Promotions for your school store

With Christmas right around the corner, retailers everywhere are cashing in on sales with their holiday promotions. Your school store's promotions during the holiday have just as much potential as any other store to meet consumers' needs. The school store, however, differs in one BIG WAY. What is ...

Pros and Cons of Extending the School Year

Pros and Cons of Extending the School Year

Beginning in the 1840’s, with the dawn of an organized school system, schools have operated on a partial-year basis. This system allowed rural students time off for harvesting and planting, while urban schools gave students time for summer vacation. In recent years, the movement towards year-round...

School Starts Too Early, Complain Students and Research

School Starts Too Early

Ask average teens for their opinion on school start times, and they may groan at you, "It's too early!" Parents and school administrators may brush off such a response and attribute it to general teenage laziness or that the respondents stayed up way too late the night before. Here is the wake-up ...

Are Dress Codes Sexist?

Are Dress Codes Sexist?

Trends come and go and fashions change with time, but one thing remains the same—the way we present ourselves to others can have a lasting impression. Appearances matter. Anyone who has been on a job interview can attest that dressing for success is key.

Uniforms have been a way of life for priva...

Can School Uniforms Really Impact Public Schools?

School uniform debate.

For years, private schools have required school uniforms as a means to increase efficacy and a sense of unity in the learning environment. Although it has taken public schools time to embrace the idea of uniforms, it is slowly gaining in popularity. When it comes to public schools, proponents of t...