Four-Day School Week Can Improve Academic Performance, Policy Study Finds

Posted On August 27, 2015
Categories Discovery

ATLANTA—Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students’ academic performance in mathematics, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Montana State University.

The study, published in the journal Education, Finance and Policy in July, analyzed the impact of a four-day school week on student achievement by comparing… more »

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years after Katrina, Study Shows

Posted On August 27, 2015
Categories Discovery

ATLANTA—About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of thousands and causing widespread damage estimated at more than $100 billion, according to a Georgia State University study.

While most people don’t develop persistent depression after a… more »