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Goshen students head back to school

GOSHEN, Ind. -- It's only Aug. 10, but on Friday, some local kids are already headed back to school.

This year, book bags are back on the hooks earlier at Goshen Community Schools.

The good news for students is that breaks will be longer.

The superintendent said, according to reasearch, six weeks is the longest kids should go without being in class in terms of learning loss.

"Any teacher will tell you that if you come back in the fall, there's just a lot of reteaching.  So, our hope is that we shorten that reteaching a little bit, and get started on that information a little bit sooner," said Diane Woodworth, Goshen Schools Superintendent.

While it may seem weird to start classes on Friday. the superintendent said that's what tachers wanted so they could work out all of the first day kinks, take a weekend break, and hit it hard first thing on Monday.

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