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More Arizona school districts are experimenting with new break schedules, four-day weeks

Schools in Arizona are now in full swing. However, some have been in session for longer than others, and some will be going on break at different times than others and for a different number of days or weeks.

Districts have been experimenting with different calendars and schedules — including modified year-round schedules and four-day school weeks — for a while now.

To talk about the ways districts are handling these choices and how they impact students and teachers, The Show spoke with former state schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman. She’s now the executive director for Innovation and Special Education Initiatives at Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers’ College.

Hoffman walked about whether there's consensus about what kind of calendar and schedule are best for students, or if there are a lot of different opinions out there.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.