Longer school year for Oklahoma?

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

OKLAHOMA CITY -- State lawmakers in Oklahoma are considering extending the school year.

Governor Brad Henry and State Superintendent Sandy Garrett are among those backing plans to add to Oklahoma’s 175 days of required instruction.

Oklahoma has the fewest school days in the nation, stemming from early statehood when children were expected to help out on family farms.

Educators and political leaders say today's students need more study to prepare for the 21st century's global economy.

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