New York City To Try Longer School Day In 20 Middle Schools


public-schoolThe schoolday is about to get longer for some New York City school kids – and we’re not talking a couple of minutes. It’s about to be two and a half hours longer.

If scores go up, the plan could be extended city-wide, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Monday.

Will an intensive reading program and an extended school day help Johnny read?

City officials hope so. They’re launching a pilot program with 2,000 middle school students to see if it’s an idea whose time has come.

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  1. its good to keep the kids off the street i think it would be benificial to keep the school day the same but make school go on for longer so less summer vacation