Late Labor Day means early school start in NJ

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) - August 31, 2009 Classes are already in session at a handful of schools, but dozens more will begin this week. Newark, the state's largest district, will be open for classes on Thursday.

The break from tradition comes largely because Labor Day is Sept. 7 - the latest it can possibly be. So don't expect lots of schools to open early next year.

Each New Jersey district sets its own calendar.

In many states, schools usually open in August.

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