Four-day school week

More and more school districts across the U.S. are embracing the four-day school week.

Right now, nearly 560 districts in 25 states have adopted the change, with most implementing a Monday-Thursday schedule. The trend is especially popular in rural areas.

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Five-year-old Katin Canges held up a small plastic ball with a letter written on it.

"What's the K for?" asked his mother Rebecca Canges.

"Katin," he replied with a laugh.

On a Monday in late October, Katin and his 10-year-old brother Cooper were not in school. They were at home with their mother.