Let’s Add Something Extra Special to the 4-day School Week

May 23, 2019

By Elaine Menardi | Not long ago, I found a statistic that blew my mind: 104 of 178 school districts in Colorado operate on a four-day school week. My brain started to race in an effort to address two key questions: What could we do with that extra day? And how could we help districts and administrators do more for kids? I came up with an idea for a fifth-day program, and then I did what any crazy educator would do. I wrote (and won) a grant to make it reality.