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NewsHour Extra: Year-Round Schooling - August 8, 2001 - 27 views

  • 3,000 schools had year-round education programs last year.
  • less than four percent of all schools, but it's four times the number of students in year-round schools 10 years ago.
  • The traditional school-year calendar with early morning start times
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  • school calendars revolved around the harvesting
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    Another news article discussing the views on year-round school. The article explains how the trend is continuing to grow and how there is often much misconception of the term "year-round." Year-round does not necessarily mean that the students will get fewer breaks than the traditional school hours. This article attempts to clear up some of the confusion involving the term "year-round" as related to grade school.
LaToya Morris

Class is in session...AGAIN!!!! - 13 views

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    An ABC news clip about year-round school that discusses how parents and teachers feel about children attending school year -round. The clip discusses how some believe that year-round school is not beneficial and more expensive. They each have their own view on how the extra days help or hurt the students. There is also a short newspaper article accompanying the four minute clip.
LaToya Morris

Really NOT that beneficial - 11 views

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    An article posted in Science Daily a few years ago the talks about how studies have shown the year-round students do not learn more than traditional school students. This information comes from test scores in math and science observed and compared over a year by a sociologist at the Ohio State University. They also explain that year-round school does not mean the students are in school more days.
LaToya Morris

United We Stand! - 7 views

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    This site was established to support those who are for year-round schooling. It is the site of the National Association for Year-Round Education. On this site you can find a great deal of information supporting year-round schooling.
LaToya Morris

Year-Round, the Solution - 5 views

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    This source includes a number of publications about education. There is an article that states how year-round school may be the solution to various issues such as overcrowding, low performance levels, and uneffective instruction. The article is set up first addressing the idea, stating the problem then presenting the solution and how the solution would work.
LaToya Morris

Does it REALLY Matter?! - 8 views

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    The author of this article discusses how she believes that the intersessions that school districts "rely on to remediate" are only making things worse and how students that have learning problems only continue to fall further behind.
LaToya Morris

Year Round Schools - 4 views

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    This source includes a definition of the term year-round school as well as different views from those for and against year-round schooling.
LaToya Morris

School....AGAIN?! - 7 views

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    Another new article published in Education Week that discusses how the number of students attending school year-round has continued to grow throughout the years. The article explains how year-round schooling is not an extension of school but a reoganization of it. It also explains that there are different types of year-round school such as multi-track year-round schooling which primarily works to solve the problem of overcrowding in schools.
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