Year Round Education

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Have you ever wondered what the difference between traditional schooling and year-round education is? Maybe you didn’t know that there are more than one type of year-round education. A year-round school schedule can benefit educators, students, and even families. Year-round schooling is where the breaks in school are on a balanced schedule. 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. There are different schedules for Year-round schooling including a plan of 45-15, 60-20, and 90-30. On these plans , for example, there would be 45 days in school and fifteen off. 45-15 is the most popular plan, and with these plans holiday breaks are still built into the school year. There are different tracks made for Year-round schooling, in basic terms multi track and single track. “Single track is where every student is in school and on the same schedule. Multi track is where a group of students attend at different times with different vacations”(“NEA”). Multi track schedules would allow a school to enroll more students than it regularly can hold. “An example of multitrack enrollment : Typically able to hold 750...

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