Year Round School Year Will Improve The Graduation Rate Essay

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The Rochester School System has a 43 percent graduation rate(Rochester). The debate is whether a year round school year would improve the graduation rate. The theory is children forget some of their studies over a 3 month summer vacation and such have to be retaught some of what they learned last year in school. This practice waste teachers ' time because they have to reteaching last years lessons. This is one of the arguments for students going to school all year round. There are a number of different models out there, some have student in school for 60 days then off for 20 days, others use a 45/15 model. Students are still in school the traditionally 180 days a year, their vacations are just spread out. The theory is that children do not forget over shorter vacation. They also can get remedial education faster by not having to wait for summer vacation, it can be done during off times and such the children do not get as far behind. Year round school do work “...if the school intentionally plans to include extra learning opportunities during the breaks”.1 The argument against this is the amount of academic improvement is slight and if at all. In addition, after school activities my be lost because of budget concerns. Another argument for school year round, is the capacity of the school increase by 33 percent (Yeager). If you stagger the students they have their breaks at different times you can increase the schools capacity. One model you divide the students into 4…

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