Posted: Jan 13, 2013 7:18 AM
Updated: Jan 13, 2013 7:19 AM
This story has moved as this weekend's Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short? Well, they might get their wish under proposals to lengthen the school year that are catching on around the country. But there's a catch: a much shorter summer vacation. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is a chief proponent of the longer school year, arguing that American students have fallen behind their peers in other countries. By Julie Carr Smyth.