By Joseph Claypoole
Washington State Journal 

Senate bill proposes year-round school

Measure would eliminate long summer break

 

Last updated 2/17/2021 at 5:45pm



OLYMPIA – The summer months are coming to an end. Children are heading back to school, but they are experiencing summer learning loss and now require remedial education.

Every year, teachers say the first month of school after the summer break is spent discovering what the students have retained and then reviewing what they’ve forgotten.

This learning loss disproportionately affects indigent students according to a 2016 American Education Research Association study.

Substitute Senate Bill 5147 proposes a four-year, year-round school pilot program at the start of the 2022 academic calend...



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