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). (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. (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.

Effects of Four-Day School Weeks on Student Achievement: Evidence from Oregon. March, 2019. Paul N. Thompson, Oregon State University and IZA.

The Today Show (NBC) January 21, 2019. Is the four-day school week the next trend in education?

The four-day school week: Research behind the trend. Harvard Kennedy School Journalist Resource page.

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

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.

Heyward, G. (2018, June 01). What Do We Actually Know about the Four-Day School Week? Retrieved from

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

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

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.

Inside The Four-Day School: Is District's Approach the Next Trend Education? The Today Show (NBC-News). January 21, 2019

Parents outraged by Chattooga County School Board's Decision to Lengthen School Week (WRCB-TV, Georgia) January 18, 2019

Webinar recorded May 7, 2019. Implementing the four-day school week in an elementary school: Perspectives from Principals

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