N.Y.C. to Experiment With Longer School Day and Summer Classes

January 23, 2008 1 min read

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City education officials are considering a longer school day or having classes in the summer. The experiment will be tried in 10 to 15 elementary and middle schools in September as a joint effort by the city education department and After-School Corp., said Lucy Friedman, president of the nonprofit corporation.

The idea to extend the school day to 6 p.m. and the summer months has drawn criticism from the teachers union. United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said the program would divert money from the regular school day.

A spokeswoman for Chancellor Joel Klein said the city was always looking for ways to improve education.


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