Four-Day School Week Resource Center

Map of Missouri Four-Day School Week School Districts (2018-2019)


Turner, J. Finch, K., & Uribe-Zarain, X. (2019). Three Midwest Rural School Districts’ First Year Transition to the Four Day School Week: Parents’ Perspectives. The Rural Educator (The Journal of the National Rural Education Association), 40(1). http://epubs.library.msstate.edu/index.php/ruraleducator/article/view/387 (Download PDF)


Turner, J., Finch, K., & Uribe-Zarain, X. (2018). The Economics of a Four-Day School Week: Community and Business Leaders’ Perspectives. Applied Economics and Finance, 5(2), 168-174. http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/aef/article/view/2947 (Download PDF)

The Four-Day School Week Districts Continues to Grow in Missouri

Jon Scott Turner, Kim Finch, Ximena Uribe-Zarain

From MSTA School and Community Winter 2018

Turner, J., Finch, K., & Ximena, U. (2017). Staff Perspectives of the Four-Day School Week: A New Analysis of Compressed School Schedules. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 6(1), 52-62.


The Today Show (NBC) January 21, 2019. Is the four-day school week the next trend in education? https://www.today.com/video/is-a-4-day-school-week-the-next-trend-in-education-1429370435885


The four-day school week: Research behind the trend. Harvard Kennedy School Journalist Resource page. https://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/education/four-day-school-week-research

What this school district learned from a 4-day school week from PBS NewsHour (August 28, 2018)

Ordway, D. (2018). The four-day school week: Research behind the trend. Retrieved from https://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/education/four-day-school-week-research

Tharp, T., Matt, J., & O’Reilly, F. (2016). Is the Four-Day School Week Detrimental to and Student Success?. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 4(3), 126-132.http://www.redfame.com/journal/index.php/jets/article/view/1308


Heyward, G. (2018, June 01). What Do We Actually Know about the Four-Day School Week? Retrieved from https://www.crpe.org/publications/what-do-we-actually-know-about-four-day-school-week


The Four-Day School Week: Impact on Student Academic Performance (The Rural Educator, 2011) Paul M. Hewitt and George S. Denny


What Savings Are Produced by Moving to a Four-Day School Week?


Does Shortening the School Week Impact Student Performance? Evidence from the Four-Day School Week D. Mark Anderson and Mary Beth Walker https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2008999


The Four-Day School Week: Nine Years Later


Four-day school weeks: Longer weekends, but less learning? by Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 22, 2018 https://www.myajc.com/blog/get-schooled/four-day-school-weeks-longer-weekends-but-less-learning/oNBK1DQu5A61E2HaMxUqdJ/


Editorial from the Editorial Board of St. Louis Post-Dispatch on January 14, 2019. Young futures hang in the balance as Warren County adopts four-day school week. https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-young-futures-hang-in-the-balance-as-warren-county/article_ee9f9902-3239-51f0-ac40-1a3521f58e39.html#tncms-source=johncombest.com


Inside The Four-Day School: Is District's Approach the Next Trend Education? The Today Show (NBC-News). January 21, 2019 https://www.today.com/video/is-a-4-day-school-week-the-next-trend-in-education-1429370435885


Parents outraged by Chattooga County School Board's Decision to Lengthen School Week (WRCB-TV, Georgia) January 18, 2019 http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/39817373/parents-outraged-by-chattooga-co-school-boards-decision-to-lengthen-school-week#.XEUrCLWPE4l.mailto



Sample Parent Surveys

Warsaw Missouri Parent Survey

Warren County (Warrenton) Missouri School Board Presentation

Knox County R-I Community Survey


Contact information:

Dr. Jon Turner, Assistant Professor of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education

Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri