- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Akron elementary school is taking advantage of a $500,000 federal grant by extending their school day to offer students an extra hour of unconventional learning.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1gLV7qy ) Leggett Elementary School will open 15 minutes early and end 45 minutes later than the standard school day for the next three years.

With the added time, teachers will lead elective-style “Discovery Blocks” where students can participate in drama class, charm school, science experiments, business entrepreneurship, and competitive jump rope, among others.

School officials say the extra time helps remind students that learning can be fun.

The grant requires the K-5 school to dedicate some of the hour to math and reading.

Three Akron public schools applied for the extended-day grant. Funding was only approved for Leggett.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, https://www.ohio.com

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