How will your child react to longer school days? This is an issue Connecticut residents may soon have to discuss with their children.
According to the Dec 3 press release, starting in 2013, participating Connecticut schools ”will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the academic calendar.”
Federal funding and local budgets will be used to help fund the extend school hours
According to NBC Connecticut, ” Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is hailing it as a natural outgrowth of an education reform law the state passed in May that included about $100 million in new funding, much of it to help the neediest schools”
Academic performance has been slipping in the United States over the past decade. Officials hope that by introducing students to longer school hours it will help them compete with other nations who have a stronger academic focus.