Essay On Year Round Schooling

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Year-Round Schooling: The Right Path to Take After a long summer, it is finally time to go back to school. Students walk into their first class and then realize that they forgot plenty of old material then get frustrated. The best solution to this very common problem is year-round school. The idea of switching up the traditional school schedule has been in mind since at least the 1970s and has been used in hundreds of schools now. Year-round schooling is a great opportunity to increase the students’ education and academic level as well as open more opportunities. Although year-round schooling is not exactly the traditional way of teaching and could be an inconvenience to some families, it can help fix some academic gaps, reduce summer learning…show more content…
Summer learning loss can especially effect the lower income students. “The achievement gap between low-income students and their higher-income peers is exacerbated during the summer” (Wildman et al. 465). Traditional schooling can also become an issue for minorities who may be new to the country (Haser 2). Since they are still learning the lifestyle and language, they need more time in school to adapt quicker. If school is all year with short breaks in between, it will be easier to get used to the environment. Year-round schooling works by having multiple breaks spread out throughout the year rather than having a long 3-month summer break. Some schools have four 45-day sessions and 15 day breaks or three 60-day sessions and 20 days of breaks. The “summer vacation” is usually considered about the last week of June and all of July. This gives the students the possibility to provide extra learning opportunities during the multiple breaks. Although there can be opportunities in the summer as well, the breaks in between allow students to do activities throughout the year instead of just a few months out of the

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