Every day counts when it comes to the learning and future of our students, and that’s what the Fifth Day Newsletter is all about.
Four-day school weeks are a growing trend across the western United States, including in 88 of Colorado’s 179 school districts. Some shorten the week to save money, others do it to meet community needs or help with teacher hiring and retention.
Many of those communities are using their additional day or the fifth day for something more. The Donnell-Kay Foundation visited these communities across Colorado implementing the four day schools week and decided investing in this work could help grow authentic learning from the ground-up. The foundation is in the midst of funding some of that work – and this newsletter will share those communities’ stories and ideas for how to use that fifth day creatively.
This is more than a newsletter though – this is a platform to share stories, highlight local and national trends, support your learning, and begin to create a professional community around the fifth day here in Colorado.
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