Hill and Heyward caution that the shorter school week isn't saving rural schools money, and it's risky for students.
Georgia Heyward is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, where she works on the Portfolio Network project. Before joining CRPE, she researched rural education and wrote program evaluations for Washington State school districts and nonprofits. Georgia started her career as a bilingual elementary teacher through the NYC Teaching Fellows program. She then worked as a teacher and administrator at a bilingual performing arts school. For three years, she was the assessment coordinator for a start-up, nonprofit college. Georgia has a BA in Liberal Arts from Evergreen State College and an MEd in Education Policy from the University of Washington.