"The board also discussed proposed changes to the eight accelerated learning academies, which opened in August 2006 with a school year 10 days longer and a school day 45 minutes longer than the district standard.
Christiana Otuwa, executive director of the academies, proposed cutting two of the ten extra ALA days from the calendar and about 20 minutes from the ALA school day. The changes would take effect next school year."
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09007/940011-53.stm (last para).
- This is surprising because the longer school year and day seemed to be one of the main features that made ALA's different from schools that are not ALA's.