Boston Schools May Open Later

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Michael Contompasis is proposing school children come into class a little later than usual.

Classes in Boston currently begin at 7:20 a.m. but Contompasis wants to push that back as much as an hour.

He says doing so would improve attendance and even help close the achievement gap.

If approved, the plan would start with ten city schools in September before it was considered for the entire school system.

This program aired on March 8, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.


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