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Wed January 22, 2014
Snow Days: The Benefits Of School Closures
Every year, school districts plan for a certain number of snow days. Boston built six into its calendar, and it’s used up two so far. Once those allotted snow days are used up, administrators might hesitate to cancel school. But according to a new Harvard study, that’s not necessarily the best idea.
- Joshua Goodman is an assistant professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, an education policy expert, and a former Watertown math teacher. He recently published the findings of his study "Flaking Out: Snowfall, Disruptions of Instructional Time, and Student Achievement."