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Beginning in August, Prince George's County middle schools will have longer school hours than the rest of the region.
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Beginning in August, Prince George's County middle schools will have longer school hours than the rest of the region.

Middle school students in Prince George's County will be in class a little longer each day beginning in August, reports the Associated Press.

Under the new plan, students will spend an additional 40 minutes in class for a total of as much as seven hours and 20 minutes each day, longer than other students in the region.

For some students, the extra time will be used for help in science, math and reading. Others who don't need extra help in those areas will get additional enrichment classes in subjects such as music or foreign language.

School officials say the new schedule will improve student achievement and will also reduce transportation costs because some middle school and high school bus routes will merge. That could save the county about 5 million dollars a year.

Prince George's has the third-largest school system in the Washington area.

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