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Benjamin Hansen is a research associate at IMPAQ International, LLC.

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Time for School?

When the snow falls, test scores also drop

Snow Days and Student Learning

Routinely around the country, children and parents gather around radios, news stations, and the internet waiting for one announcement: SNOW DAY!!!! After all of the excitement (and perhaps some early morning pancakes), they hop back in bed to sleep for a few more hours before braving the winter wonderland for a day of igloos, sledding and hot cocoa. However, snow days provide a useful source of variation to researchers.

Wisconsin’s RTTT Follies

Further comment on the Wisconsin situation would not be warranted but for the continued assertion by Governor Jim Doyle and key legislators that the state is a serious contender for RTTT funds.

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