Kamala Harris introduced a bill to keep schools open three more hours

AmNews Staff Reports | 11/10/2019, 7:40 a.m.
US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris introduced legislation this week intended to align the school day with the ...
Kamala Harris Contributed

US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris introduced legislation this week intended to align the school day with the traditional workday to reduce the burden of childcare on working families.

The Family Friendly Schools Act would extend the school day three hours — from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — during the school year and authorize $1.3 billion annually to allow more children access to summer programming.

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