Shorter Summer Vacation

Some educators are questioning whether it is time to consider a shorter summer vacation in order to keep kids from losing valuable lessons and skills over the 8 to 10 week break. Summer break is an idea time for kids from middle and upper income homes to attend camps,...

Year-Round Schools – Still Up For Debate

Year-round schools, which once seemed like a panacea for everything from low test scores to overcrowding, have proven to be a mixed bag. And some places that once embraced them — including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and parts of California — have returned to...

Counting Down The Days Till The End Of The School Year

Students and Teachers sometimes find themselves counting down the days till the end of the school year. Sometimes it takes nothing less than sheer will and determination to make it through the last 40 days till summer. Late one afternoon last week, I found a student...