Benjamin Hansen


Time for School?

When the snow falls, test scores also drop

Winter 2010 / Vol. 10, No. 1

Blog Posts/Multimedia

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.

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