Students, work parents vouch for 12-hour days in schools

The public school started its extended hours and free after-school program this year.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2024, 11:31 AM

Updated 37 days ago

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Students and teachers are spending 12 hours a day in school at Brooklyn Charter School in Bed-Stuy, and some love it.
The public school started its extended hours and free after-school program this year. Students get in at 7 a.m. and stay until 7 p.m. They can participate in coding, yoga, drumming and more after-school activities.
Parents tells News 12 they can now work worry-free.
After the pandemic, enrollment at the school was dipping in part because there was no aftercare. When BCS announced the program, the principal says 90 students enrolled within the year. Thirty of them attend the after-school program.


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