Chicago charter school students back in class

August 1, 2011 8:53:21 AM PDT
The summer vacation is already over for some students who attend charter schools in Chicago.

Students at the LEARN Romano-Butler Elementary School went back to class Monday morning. That school is one of four LEARN schools and nine UNO charter schools that began the new school year on Monday.

In addition to a longer school year, students at those schools also have longer class days, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Chicago Public Schools classes begin on August 8 for year-round schools and September 6 for all other schools.