In a three-year pilot program, starting next year, 300 hours of learning will be added to certain schools around the state. “The three-year pilot program is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level. The other states participating are Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Tennessee.”
Schools will be working with parents and teachers to decide if the school day should be longer or additional days should be added onto the year.
“Nationally, there are 6.5 million youth 16 to 24 years old who are neither in the workforce nor in school – about 17 percent of that age group, according to the report. New York accounts for 406,000 of those young people, according to the foundation.“
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