I was reading Oakland Local's post about ARISE H.S. in Oakland. It's a charter school in the Fruitvale Village (near Fruitvale BART). Does anyone know anything about this school? According to the article, their school day is from 9am-5:15pm. That's craziness! But I get it, and I think it's a good move. Studies have shown for eons that H.S. students function better later in the day, and yet we ask them to get to school usually by 7:30 in the morning. I also think it's good to provide them learning opportunities in the afternoon.
My push back on the long school day: What about those students that need to work to help support themselves or their families? What do those students do? I think that is a reality for many students in Oakland (or any other urban area).
Check out the full article Here.
Hi friends! This blog is for teachers and families- all for the sheer joy of literacy. When we are enthusiastic about reading and writing our students and our own kids become excited to read and write. I hope that we all can be models for those in our care- how did you show your passion for reading, writing, learning, language, or words today?? It's in those small, daily moments that we teach kids to love literacy.