From the Reporter
What Happened
Burbank Elementary got millions in federal money to try to turn around years of sagging test scores. It used some of that money to tutor its weakest students after school.
The Problem
The feds say schools that snagged the money must add more learning time for all students — not just some of them. California says schools must change their ways or lose the money.
The Big Picture
Giving students more time to absorb lessons is a big push for the Obama administration, but lengthening the school day would have to be negotiated with the teachers union. That would clash with the gentler take on school reform that San Diego Unified is testing at Burbank.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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