Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has announced that the District will be eliminating extended school years at 13 campuses throughout the city, citing a lack of evidence that it was improving academic achievement.
Along with Mayor Bowser, acting D.C. Public Schools chancellor Lewis. D. Ferebee noted, “attendance rates at these schools are poor, teacher burnout is high and academic improvements have been insignificant.”
The plan to cut the extended school year, which brought an additional 20 school days to the school year for low-performing schools was announced as Bowser and Ferebee shared school budgets for the district.
The extended school year model costs the city about $7.5 million at 13 schools. But after three years, attendance was low, teacher and student burnout was high, and data suggests insignificant student gains https://t.co/hcwxIAeeau
— Perry Stein (@PerryStein) February 21, 2019
Read more about the cuts and new investments here.