[caption id="attachment_117958" align="alignleft" width="150"] Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee will take part in the initiative, which is intended to boost student achievement.[/caption]

For thousands of public school students, school is about to get quite a bit longer.

Five states were to announce Dec. 3 that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013. Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee will take part in the initiative, which is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive...

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