Year-Round School: Balanced Calendar

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An increasing number of school districts throughout the country are changing their school calendars to year-round school, known as a balanced calendar. Supporters of the traditional three month summer vacation claim that the year round schedule can be disruptive but, being on the balanced schedule students come back refreshed ready to learn so they do not need the three month summer vacation. There are abounding opinions about making this change in the education system.

The year-round school schedule does not take away from students, it simply stretches out the traditional 180 days (source 4). Typically students attend school for 10 months with a three month summer break, often while students are out for these three months they tend to forget

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