Education: year-Round vs. seasonal<br />By Anna Chocallo<br />8th Grade Project, B Block<br />The Walker School<br />
What is year-round education?<br />
The traditional school calendar and modified calendars<br />
A modified calendar<br />More frequent breaks<br />Shorter breaks<br />Same amount of days in school<br />
Advantages of Year-Round Education<br />
A decrease in knowledge lost over vacation<br />Less burnout and stress<br />More space in multi-track systems<br />
Disadvantages of Year-Round Education<br />
Uncertain changes are difficult to prove<br />Coordination of schedules must be universal<br />
Is the change worth the costs?<br />
Are there any other alternative systems?<br />
The best calendar for a community depends on the students it involves<br />
Sources<br />http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Yellow_school_buses_Pittsburgh.JPG<br />http://www.calcula...
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  • Hello! My name is Anna Chocallo and I have researched educational calendars and their effects on students.
  • Year-round education is a form of school calendar that runs through the entire year with small breaks at different times during the year. There are also different forms of the year-round calendar. There are two forms of year-round education, single-track and multi-track. Single-track calendars can run on any schedule, but only have one group of students that go throughout the year. Some of the single-track models include 45 days of school-15 days off, 60 days in school-20 days off, and 90 days in school-30 days off. Multi-track calendars can operate on any single-track model, but can support more students with less space. Multi-track calendars occur when there are groups separated so that one group is always on vacation while the rest are at school. All forms of year-round school and seasonal school run for 180 days.
  • So if seasonal schools and year-round schools go the same amount of time, do they affect grades differently?
  • Themodified calendar has more frequent breaks that prevent burnout, but they are smaller
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  • The advantages of year-round education include less knowledge lost due to more frequent breaks. In multi-track systems, it is also easier to accommodate more people. When there are multiple tracks of students, more students can participate over the course of a year.
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  • The disadvantages of a year-round schedule include problems with proving the changes and universal coordination in a school district.
  • There is also debate on whether the high price to change the school system will be worth the questionable benefits.
  • There have been hybrid solutions of the calendar suggested. An example of this is where students can sign up for blocks of time at school during the year with a mandatory number of days. In this way, it would be like the calendar of a college, in the way that there is more independence in choosing vacations.
  • Until more research is further done, neither form of education can be deemed better for the success of students’ education.
  • Education: Year-Round vs. Seasonal

    1. 1. Education: year-Round vs. seasonal<br />By Anna Chocallo<br />8th Grade Project, B Block<br />The Walker School<br />
    2. 2. What is year-round education?<br />
    3. 3. The traditional school calendar and modified calendars<br />
    4. 4. A modified calendar<br />More frequent breaks<br />Shorter breaks<br />Same amount of days in school<br />
    5. 5. Advantages of Year-Round Education<br />
    6. 6. A decrease in knowledge lost over vacation<br />Less burnout and stress<br />More space in multi-track systems<br />
    7. 7. Disadvantages of Year-Round Education<br />
    8. 8. Uncertain changes are difficult to prove<br />Coordination of schedules must be universal<br />
    9. 9. Is the change worth the costs?<br />
    10. 10. Are there any other alternative systems?<br />
    11. 11. The best calendar for a community depends on the students it involves<br />
    12. 12. Sources<br />http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Yellow_school_buses_Pittsburgh.JPG<br />http://www.calculationcrunchers.com/images/Calendar%20Screenshot%201a.jpg<br />http://www.nayre.org/<br />http://teachers.saschina.org/hspuxi/files/2009/01/report-card-1.gif<br />http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/financial_serv/images/Blue_Money.jpg<br />

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