Longer school day gives Mass. educators time for enrichment

06/14/2007 | Christian Science Monitor, The

In 10 Massachusetts schools where students spend nearly two additional hours a day, teachers have time for weekly enrichment classes and some report improved learning; however, behavioral problems are up slightly. "Nobody is saying the agrarian schedule of 180 days, 6-1/2 hours a day is the right schedule anymore," said Jennifer Davis, president of a nonprofit that helped develop the pilot program.

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