Pros And Cons Of Year-Round Education

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Pros and Cons of Year-Round Education Kionna Roney Getting Started with Sixth Edition APA Style This paper will discuss the topic of year round schooling and the positive and negative perspectives of the subject. A traditional school calendar in the United States of America provides 180 days of instruction and a prolonged summer vacation that is roughly three months long. While trying to raise success, reduce costs, or better serve their communities, many schools have altered the traditional school calendar. Year-round education (YRE) programs (also called modified calendars or balanced calendars) do not extend the amount of time students are in school, but rather distribute the 180 school days more evenly throughout the year. Year Round Schooling Defining Year-Round Education…show more content…
In single-track schools, all students attend school at the same time and have the same two to three week intercessions. Single-track year-round education (ST-YRE) programs do not relieve overcrowding, a common basis for implementing YRE. Multi-track year-round education (MT-YRE) programs on the other hand divide students into groups, and then allot each group its own schedule. MT-YRE models are often used in overcrowded schools to avoid the cost of building new schools. The most common forms of year-round schooling are the 45-15 plan, where students attend school for 45 days and then get three weeks (15 days) off. The usual holiday breaks are still built into this calendar. Two other ways to organize a school calendar are the 60-20 and the 90-30 plans. (Ballinger and others
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