Donna Donovan, a teacher assistant at West Smithfield Elementary School, pulls Alexander Rodriguez and Joshua Wright aside from their kindergarten class to practice their ABCs in this 2015 file photo. West Smithfield is among four Johnston County schools that want to have longer school days from Monday to Thursday so that students will go home early on Fridays so that teachers can use the afternoon for training.
Donna Donovan, a teacher assistant at West Smithfield Elementary School, pulls Alexander Rodriguez and Joshua Wright aside from their kindergarten class to practice their ABCs in this 2015 file photo. West Smithfield is among four Johnston County schools that want to have longer school days from Monday to Thursday so that students will go home early on Fridays so that teachers can use the afternoon for training. News & Observer file photo News & Observer file photo
Donna Donovan, a teacher assistant at West Smithfield Elementary School, pulls Alexander Rodriguez and Joshua Wright aside from their kindergarten class to practice their ABCs in this 2015 file photo. West Smithfield is among four Johnston County schools that want to have longer school days from Monday to Thursday so that students will go home early on Fridays so that teachers can use the afternoon for training. News & Observer file photo News & Observer file photo

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