Longer School Days

Would Longer School Days Help U.S. Students? Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year.
Mass. To Increase Class Time In Some SchoolsFive states were to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013.