NY among 5 states to test lengthening school calendar

Officials say Long Island students may be spending a lot more time in class.

NY one of 5 states to test longer hours to school calendar

NY one of 5 states to test longer hours to school calendar (12/3/12)

WOODBURY -  Officials say Long Island students may be spending a lot more time in class.

As of today, New York is one of five states that will test a plan to add at least 300 hours to the school calendar. 

Schools, parents and teachers will decide whether to make the school day longer, add more days or both. 

Experts promise individualized help, a better rounded curriculum with arts and music and reinforced math and science skills. 

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