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Oklahoma schools pushing to keep 4-day weeks amid new rules


December 12, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Education advocates in Oklahoma are fighting to keep four-day school weeks as the state school board proposes new restrictions that could threaten the shortened schedules.

Supporters of the shortened weeks said the Oklahoma State Department of Education's rules would force most districts to restore five-day schedules, The Oklahoman reported. Of Oklahoma's 525 public school districts, 113 operate four days a week.

The department created a list of rules in response to state legislation passed this year, which set the minimum length of a school year to 165 days instead o...

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