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Extended Summer Vacation for Florida Kids?

State representative Dan Gelber has filed a bill to prohibit public schools from starting any earlier in August.

The Democrat from Miami Beach says he thinks schools are starting classes too early in August to have more time to prepare students for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

This year more than one-third of Florida’s public school districts started classes during the first week of August.

Gelber says his plan won't change the total number of days that children actually go to school.


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