5 States Where Kids May Be Spending More Time in School

300 hours added to school year

   

NewLetters 5 States Where Kids May Be Spending More Time in SchoolSome students in five states are spending more time in school as part of a new program.

The program, called Time for Innovation Matters in Education or TIME Collaborative, already has over 9,000 students in four states putting in extra time at school. The program allows students to choose extra classes and adds 300 hours to a school year. Some schools in Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts and New York are already a part of the program and more schools, including some in Tennessee, are preparing to join the program in the 2014-2015 school year. These schools will add around 13,000 students to the program, reports the Associated Press.

Currently there are nine schools districts that are using the TIME Collaborative in the 2013-2014 school year to give students more time in school. An additional 11 school districts will be joining the program in the 2014-2015 school year, reports NBC News.

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