year-round education

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Model of education in which students attend school throughout the year with regular short breaks.

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Advocates of year-round schools argue that they provide three primary benefits:

  • More frequent breaks for students and teachers help to prevent burn-out.
  • Schools can address overcrowding without building new facilities, by staggering student attendance.
  • The need for extensive review and re-teaching at the beginning of a traditional academic year is eliminated, and more time left for teaching new material.

Year-round schools do not alter the minimum number of required school days in an academic year.

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