From ‘Idaho Reports:’ more four-day schools coverage

Rescheduled Education logoIdaho Education News partnered with Idaho Public Television’s “Idaho Reports” for this week’s five-day series on four-day schools.

I had the chance to join Seth Ogilvie and Troy Shreve in Preston, a Southeast Idaho school district that has decided to keep the four-day schedule. Earlier this month, I joined Ogilvie and “Idaho Reports” co-host Melissa Davlin to interview Gov. Butch Otter on four-day schools.

The “Idaho Reports” coverage went live Friday, and I encourage you to check it out:

  • Idaho Reports, 11.20.15“Idaho Reports” devoted its weekly half-hour show to the four-day issue, with interviews from Preston, Shoshone and Hagerman. After their segment, I join my Idaho Education News colleague Clark Corbin for the weekly pundits segment. We talk with Betsy Russell of the Spokesman-Review, Boise State University professor emeritus Jim Weatherby and Davlin to discuss the four-day schools issue further.
  • From the start of this project, Davlin was interested in exploring some of the social aspects of a four-day schedule. Do the free weekdays off affect teen pregnancy or juvenile crime rates? Here again, as with academics, statistics are scarce. Click here for Davlin’s blog post on the social impacts.
Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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