Instead of having a three month summer break, there would be 60 days off and then the students would be back to school. If on a multi track schedule, teachers could use their off time to substitute at their school on a different track or at another school to get paid more. For students, the shorter breaks away from school increase retention rates, therefore reducing the amount of review necessary at the beginning of the succeeding year. Considering some families with tight budgets this could benefit them, when it comes to their children’s academics, because they cannot afford summer enrichment programs. Traditional schooling and Year-round schooling both have 180 in school days.
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I will compare the differences between a normal school year and the year-round school. The kids that have a year-round school how they feel about it. How if you do year around school it will help the students overall grade by giving them brakes and helping them enjoy they time but still come back and keep they grades up . Also about the kids that do have all year around school, how are they and are the truly successful. Last but not least how important is extending the school year!
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Contrary to belief, year round schooling does not usually mean more school days. Currently most year-round schools adhere to the 180 day school year. Instead of the traditional lengthy summer vacation, year-round schools distribute the 180 days throughout the entire year while allowing for shorter breaks. Common scheduling for year-round schools includes cycles of 2-3 months in school followed by 2-3 week breaks (“Research Spotlight... ... middle of paper ... ...t a damper on academic growth. The United States should view the academic success of other countries, question the reasons for their success, and use that information to our advantage.
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Year round education seems like a very scary concept for most students, and some parents. But supporter of eight years of year round schooling, Barbara Reichenbach says, “What the school districts really need to do is find a new title for year round school because most people don’t understand the concept. The children are not going to school the entire year, they have vacations, the title ‘year-round’ is misleading”. The students do not actually go to school more days, or year round. The days of actual school days are are the same amount as when a long summer break is implemented.
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