Will Longer School Year Help Or Hurt US 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.
Education Officials Say Officials: More Time In Classroom Will Give Students Access To More Well-Rounded CurriculumSchool for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states, including Colorado, are set to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013.