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Schools may see longer days, shorter years
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MADISON (AP) - In an effort to save money for cash-strapped Wisconsin districts, state lawmakers are considering ending a requirement that schools teach for 180 days a year or lose state funding. The bill expected to win Senate approval Tuesday would allow schools to extend school days rather than force them to stay open later in the summer to make up days lost to weather closings and parent teacher conferences. Schools that don't meet the hourly quota would still lose state aid under the bill.

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