Support for a school calendar that breaks the 6 1/2-hour, 180-day mold might force some D.C. schools to consider extending the school day and, perhaps, the school year. A look at some of the school schedules in the region:
Source: Staff Reports | The Washington Post - Nov. 7, 2010
District considers longer school day Article | The two Southeast Washington middle schools are less than a mile apart. The real distance that separates them is the number of hours their students spend in class each week.