By Cindy Long From Chicago to Houston to Washington, D.C., districts around the country are beginning to experiment with longer school days as a way to raise academic achievement. A pioneer in this effort is Massachusetts, which launched a statewide extended school day program in 2005. Ferryway School is one of Massachusetts’s success stories. While [...]
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