The New York Times reports that some notable city charters are shortening their school days:
Among the things that set the Success Academy charter schools apart from public schools is the length of the school day: eight hours 45 minutes for elementary students, nine hours 15 minutes for middle schoolers.
But on Tuesday, Eva S. Moskowitz, the head of the Success network, which operates 34 schools in New York City, said the students’ days would get shorter. Her reasoning: Because we can now…
“It’s a good idea because my homework takes a long time and I don’t have much time to play,” Ian, 7, a second grader at Success Academy Harlem 1, said. “I want more playtime.