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Document Number: 11348

Year-Round Schools: In Brief - Year-round schools reorganize the traditional school year so there are no extended breaks in instruction such as the 10-week summer vacation, for example. This Brief reviews year-round's growing popularity, the inconclusive research on its efficacy, and presents pros and cons. From 1985 when there were about 410 year-round schools serving 350,000 students that number grew to 3,059 schools serving 2.2 million students in the 2011-12 school year. (Rebecca R. Skinner, Congressional Research Service, June 2014)...

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