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Bridging the Gap Between Summer & Hunger

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

When we think about summer, many of us think about baseball games, BBQs and family vacations. For some families, summer can also be a time of uncertainty and hunger. Feeding and taking care of the people that need help in our own country, in our own communities, has always been important to me.

Year-Round Schooling: 3 Common Arguements Against It

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In my last post, I talked about the reasons I feel that teachers should get behind the push to support year-round schooling and how more consistent ti...

Summer Activities for Kids Are no Vacation for Their Parents

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

Most children have parents who work. It is time we wake up to the realities of the 21st century and adopt a version of year-round schooling.

Year-Round Schooling: How it Affects Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.20.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The traditional school year, with roughly three months of vacation days every summer, was first implemented when America was an agricultural society. ...

Ask Dr. Lynch: What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Year Round Schools?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The major drawback is the assumed detriment to family structure. This concern is not to be dismissed, as it is important to children's development to spend quality time with their families.

Hands On: How to Extend the School Year and Create a More Powerful Workforce

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education
Brandi Megan Granett

By adding time to the school year, students could be given the chance to explore valuable hands-on training. All students, no matter of their future career, would gain an appreciation of the trades and an understanding of them, which creates a better, more informed, consumer base.

What I Did This Summer

Charissa Newkirk | Posted 08.14.2012 | Teen
Charissa Newkirk

There is simply no need for the traditional summer break anymore. In fact, this three-month period often just turns into a time when kids veg out on the couch and surf the Web all day.

Using Time to Improve Student Performance

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Research shows that time may be the most essential resource of the education system. However, it is important to recognize that merely increasing the amount of time students are in school is not a panacea for improving student performance.

Summer Vacation Hurts Poor Children -- but Is Year-Round School the Answer?

Darell Hammond | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education
Darell Hammond

The debate between summer vacation vs. year-round school glosses over the most important questions. How can we bring play back? How can we strengthen communities and improve neighborhoods so parents feel comfortable letting children outside?

The Future of Education in the U.S.

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

What is the best way for us to have an educated population while we face a challenging economic environment both at home and internationally?

'Helpful' Or 'Disaster'? Five High Schools To Start Year-Round Classes

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Starting Monday, for the first time, five Chicago neighborhood high schools will begin "year-round" classes -- a move some hail and others predict cou...