Students in about 4 percent of public schools in the U.S. attend schools that operate on a year-round schedule, where shorter, more frequent breaks with schools have replaced a long summer break. But the data on how the ‘balanced calendar’ affects student achievement is quite mixed.
In this video, Education Week Correspondent Lisa Stark visits a school in Holt, Mich. that operates on a year-round schedule, which leaders at Sycamore Elementary hope will reverse summer learning loss brought on by a traditional school calendar.
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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.