Year Round School Essay

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Year Round Schooling

Year round schooling has become more, and more common in the United States. The summer break is removed from the schedule and replaced with a series of breaks placed throughout the year. The most common session is in school for 45 days with weekends off and a 15 day break. Some have seen this as an improvement and some have seen it as a problem. Some positive points to year round schooling is that the pupil attendance remained stabled or improved, teacher attendance improved, reduces so-called summer learning loss, day care costs can decrease, shorter breaks influence enrichment education, an improvement of overcrowded schools, and it decreases any onset of boredom that may occur during longer periods off school. The
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Groups of students at the same school have different academic calendars, these different groups would never be in school at the same time. Say group A, group B, and group C all attend Miami R-1, group A and group B may be in school, while group C is on their vacation. Each group will cycle through the schools all at different times to accommodate for the less space than there are kids. Multi-track isn’t the only reason that YRS was created. Schools with a small population can still implement this type of schooling into their district, it’s just called single-track. This is when the entire student body is one group. Schools involved with multi-track can allow 20 to 30 percent more students to attend.
Another reason this schooling has been said to be such a great thing, is because it helps keep the students from getting bored. Long series of going to school every day without a break other than weekends can wear a student down. "If your child doesn 't have a long break, it helps prevent summer learning loss," says Carol Lloyd, the executive editor at Great Schools. "Summer learning loss is a major issue for kids. All children -- no matter their economic level -- experience a slide in math over the summer months." The slide varies for other subjects. Kalil, Kimberely DeMucha. ("The Pros and Cons of Year-Round School." N.p., n.d.

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