Chicago officials are considering an extended day for some struggling schools -- from six hours to eight -- in an effort to improve student achievement, according to this newspaper article. Under the proposal, students would be split into two groups for computerized math and reading instruction, with some in school from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and others from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proctors would be used to oversee the extended-day sessions, not certified teachers.

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