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Partial Days and PD

Release Date: 

January 31, 2013

One of the State Board of Education’s 2013 legislative priorities centers around strengthening the 180-day calendar.

With the loss of state professional development funding, many districts are adjusting their calendars, replacing full-day instruction with partial or half days. The use of half-days for professional development directly supports quality teaching, but comes at the cost of learning time for our students. In this video, Executive Ben Rarick provides an overview of the State Board of Education’s drive to reinstate statewide professional development funding in order to maximize instructional time.

Media Contact: 

Alissa Muller, SBE Communications Manager, (360) 725-6501