5,000 students in Mass. will have longer school days
State to add to its program as part of US effort
Federal and state officials will announce Monday that Massachusetts and four other states will begin implementing longer school days next September, to provide extra academic traction and enrichment for thousands of children. Select schools in Colorado, Connecticut, New York, and Tennessee will join Massachusetts in an effort to add extra school hours. The announcement comes six years after the Bay State launched a program to extend the school day at schools in a number of districts.