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Year round education

  1. 1. Presented By: Benjamin White<br />Year Round Education: Does it Work?<br />
  2. 2. A school of a hundred people certainly cannot be run well if it does not have a leading group of several people, or a dozen or more, which is formed in accordance with the actual circumstances…and is composed of the most active, upright and alert of the teachers, the other staff and the students. - Chairman Mao Zedong<br />
  3. 3. The purpose of this research is to show why YRE is a viable option.<br />
  4. 4. Who uses it?<br />Is it cost effective?<br />Is there research to support its use?<br />What are the overall benefits?<br />Common Questions about YRE:<br />
  5. 5. Who uses it?<br /><ul><li>California has the largest number of YRE schools in the nation.
  6. 6. Hawaii has the second most.
  7. 7. Texas has the fourth most.
  8. 8. 2006-2007: there were 2 million students in YRE schools.</li></li></ul><li>Is it cost effective?<br /><ul><li>Multi-tracking allows schools to increase size of attendance.
  9. 9. Decrease in childcare and service expenses.
  10. 10. Summer school expenses are eliminated. </li></li></ul><li>Is there research to support its use?<br />
  11. 11. Research Conflict<br />There IS research to support YRE<br />However, it is short and at times inconclusive<br />Why?<br />
  12. 12. “The Man” means parents, teachers, school board leaders and state level education officials.<br />There are several reasons why research for YRE is not conducted:<br /><ul><li>Goes against the norm
  13. 13. Political agendas
  14. 14. Takes time
  15. 15. Costs MONEY!</li></ul>Research Conflict Continued<br />
  16. 16. What are the Overall Benefits?<br />More options for student and family vacations<br />Greater learning retention over breaks.<br />Decrease in teacher burnout.<br />Cuts costs for school districts<br />
  17. 17. How to Achieve these Benefits<br />School leaders must set aside:<br /><ul><li>Time
  18. 18. Differences
  19. 19. Political Agendas
  20. 20. MONEY</li></li></ul><li>Who Benefits<br />Students<br />Parents<br />Teachers<br />School Staff<br />State Boards of Education<br />America<br />
  21. 21. YRE can be quite cost effective<br />It is already implemented in school systems<br />YRE helps students retain what they learn over vacation<br />The benefits are substantial<br />There needs to be MORE and BETTER funded research for YRE<br />Conclusion<br />
  22. 22. Thank You<br />
  23. 23. Bemis and palmer, A. E.. (1998, ). Year-round education. Retrieved from http://www.cehd.umn.edu/carei/reports/docs/year-round.pdf.<br /> Yeager, F.. (2010, September 16). Year-round education program guide. Retrieved from http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/yr/guide.asp.<br />Bibliography<br />

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