A 16-year old student armed with a knife stabbed 2s people, mostly students, at the Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh. The student is in custody. All of the wounded are expected to survive.
In his State of the State address, Chris Christie laid out plans to extend the school day and year in New Jersey – a significant education reform that is gaining ground nationwide.
Five states are participating in a pilot project designed to recast and improve education in low-income communities by leveraging a longer school day or year in innovative ways.
A longer school day can help improve student test scores, closing the achievement gap. But critics question the cost of those additional hours.