|Updated: 3/02/2012 10:44 pm
||Published: 3/02/2012 10:15 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Little Rock Educators Association passed a measure Friday night that could change the way students attend class.
“Right now what we have hasn’t been working very well. And so we need to consider alternatives to improve their education," said literacy coach Shay Loring who supported the matter.
Under the proposal, students would attend eight 45-minute classes versus four 90-minute block classes.
Leaders say the change would allow middle school students to take more electives and help keep students' attention to prevent boredom.
124 teachers voted for the change, while 73 voted against it.
“I think the block scheduling allows the teacher to teach and children to get the lesson. So I think that is best," said speech therapist Vanessa Horton who voted against the measure.
Although LREA passed the proposal, the Little Rock School board still has the final say at its next meeting.