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School district experiments with radical new schedule

Beginning next school year students in elementary, middle and high schools in one Colorado district will have a three day weekend every weekend.

Yup... Lots of parents are stressing about what to do in terms of childcare when their kids' school transitions to a 4-DAY WEEK:

According to Denver's ABC 7, the move was made to improve teacher retention:

District officials said the change is due in part to the district's difficulty competing with other districts in terms of recruiting and retaining teachers, who often leave for other districts that pay better. Officials hope a shorter work week will encourage more teachers to stay put.