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Statement of Mayor Martin J. Walsh on agreement to extend school day 40 minutes

January 14, 2015

Boston Public Schools

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"I commend the Boston Teachers Union and Boston Public Schools on reaching an agreement. This is an example of successful collaboration efforts, and our young people will now have more time to learn. 

"The partnership between the Boston Teachers Union and the Boston Public Schools has been integral to helping us reach this milestone. Anything is possible after tonight’s vote. Our education system will be stronger than ever before, as we take one step closer to bridging the achievement gap. 

"Boston is full of promising young people, and this change in our system will give them what they deserve most: the opportunity to succeed.”