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DMPS Canceling Early-Out Wednesdays Next Year in Favor of New Schedule
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Early-out Wednesdays have been happening in the Des Moines Public School District for nearly a decade, but that comes to a stop next year. Early-out was designed to give teachers extra time to plan and train. Instead, students will have a day off about once a month. DMPS is eliminating early-out Wednesdays with the hope that a full day each month of teacher training and workshops will be more effective than a few hours every week. In addition, a day off each month actually means more time in the books for students.