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Year Round Schools

Should the U.S. Switch to Year-Round Schooling?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The phenomena known as the "summer slide," where students actually lose knowledge with too much time away from school, coupled with kids who must spend those months in camps or child care due to working parents, are two reasons proponents of year-round schooling cite as it needing to implemented nationwide.

Year-Round Schooling: Should We Add on Extra Time, Too?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Let's look at where American schools rank right now when it comes to days in school versus time off.

Year-Round Schooling: Why It's Time to Change

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The pressure to have high-performing students is the bane of every teacher's existence and research shows that too much time off from the school routine can actually undo the hard work teachers put in to their students.

Year-Round Schooling: How it Affects Teachers

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.22.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

On Monday, I talked about the ways that students are impacted when they are on a year-round school schedule, instead of having traditional summers off...

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.

Using Year-Round Schools to Close the Achievement Gap

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In comparison to children from low-income and minority groups, children belonging to middle class families enjoy more learning opportunities even duri...