Year-round school gains ground around U.S.


The Three "R's"

In Indianapolis, the difference is clear in the small number of schools that are already year-round, said Margaret Silk, a fourth-grade teacher at one of them, Ernie Pyle Elementary School. There, 70 percent of students from low-income families pass their state assessment tests, higher than the Indiana average for all students and well above the average for lower-income students.

Silk said that under the traditional calendar, it took six weeks of reviewing the previous year’s lessons just to get her students back up to speed.

“In this calendar, oh, my goodness, (it takes) maybe two weeks at most,” she said.

via Year-round school gains ground around U.S. – U.S. news – Life – msnbc.com.

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