Capitol Report: Extending school day, Sen. Harris, Sen. Blumenthal

Capitol Report

(WTNH) — A bill has been introduced by Senator Kamala Harris that would lengthen the school day for elementary school students until 6pm.

Senator Richard Blumenthal is co-sponsoring the bill. The goal is to help working parents by aligning school hours with a ‘normal’ work day.

Under the bill, 500 schools would be part of a pilot program.

The American Federation of Teachers supporting the idea.

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