Oklahoma lawmakers to consider rules limiting 4-day school weeks

The Associated Press - January 25, 2020 9:18 am

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature will consider new rules that would raise the student performance standards for schools to operate on a four-day work week.

The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted on Thursday in favor of adopting the new standards starting in the 2021-22 school year. The Oklahoman reports that the rules would still need the approval of the Legislature, which opens its session on February 3rd.

Some Republicans say that the reduced school weeks tarnish Oklahoma’s reputation and diminish students’ education. Education advocates contend that the new rules would be unattainable for most districts.

 

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