Year Round School Vs Year Round School

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Attending school on a year-round calendar or a traditional calendar is a huge debate in the school districts across the United States. It is mainly about which calendar is best for the students’ academics. Everyone is talking about whether to keep the traditional school calendar or switch to year-round school. Year-round schooling is moving away from the traditional three semesters with a long summer break to shorter semesters with more, but shorter holidays. Since this is an ongoing debate, there are both pros and cons of having a change happen. This paper will mainly focus on the benefits of why having a year-round calendar is better for the students. Debate on whether or not to change all school calendars to year-round or keep the traditional calendars has been going on for over twenty years. It only stopped during the Great Depression and World War II. Knowing that the first year-round school was created earlier, there is plenty of history in research about school calendars. Having more information from when year-round schools started more comparisons can be made to schools today that are year-round. Everyone has different facts about when the first year-round school was established; there was not an exact year. Many schools over the years have been making the transition to the year-round calendar, making more data available to researchers. Along with schools transitioning to year-round calendars, there are people who are for and against the change. The main concern
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