Q&A: New Bedford elementary schools back to full-day Fridays

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Students in New Bedford went back to school on Friday and it was a significantly longer day for the younger kids.

The city’s elementary school students are switching over to full-day Fridays for the first time in 40 years.

In the above video, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins us live in studio to talk about the change, as well as a program returning to Keith Middle School.

Eyewitness News from 7 a.m.- 9 a.m. weekdays – the only local newscasts on during this important time period.

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