Students at 15 Chicago Public Schools could be staying put in class a little longer this school year.
Mayor Richard Daley on Tuesday morning unveiled his new "Additional Learning Opportunities" pilot program to change up what is now one of the shortest school-days in the country, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The plan would add an hour-and-a-half to the day, and would be used to teach more math and reading classes. Students would also be treated to a short break for a snack and recess.
One controversial aspect of the extended learning is the plan to use more online courses and non-teachers.
The Chicago Teachers Union says it's a move to undermine their contract with the district.
The program is expected to cost more than $10 million and will mostly be paid with federal stimulus money. If the program is successful, it could be expanded to all CPS schools.