“There's really no need to continue to schedule the school year and the school day in an old model. We need to be thinking what our kids need in order to be competitive in the 21st century."
- Fall River Public Schools Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown
Massachusetts leads the country’s most ambitious statewide initiative to expand the school calendar. This past weekend, CBS Evening News featured one of these pioneering schools, the Kuss Middle School in Fall River, MA, which has gone from the state’s first ‘chronically underperforming’ school into a school with enthusiastic students and parents and strong academic results.