Thursday, September 07, 2006

Janey considered year round school

In an effort to boost student achievement Superintendent Janey is floating the idea of having the students of 5 low performing schools attend classes year-round.
The proposal calls for shortening the summer break at five schools, at least three of which would be low-performing. Janey says he is running out of options to help students in struggling schools.

Education experts say research shows significant knowledge loss for students over the summer. But many parents say their children need the downtime.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why do they need "downtime"? If they are in low performing schools it is unlikely that they have been doing anythin academically strenuous.
Downtime doing what? Watching TV? Playing Video games? Hangin' on the street? I would think that concerned parents would want their children to have a structured summer.