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08/02/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Public School Officials Propose Eight-Hour School Day

An eight-hour school day for kids? It could be headed to your local Chicago public elementary school.

In an attempt to extend an unusually short instructional day, Chicago public school officials are quietly working on a plan to bring an eight-hour school day to up to 100 struggling schools by using a combination of laptop computers, instructional software and non-teachers, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

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